Watch the Been Good online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip 2
Been Good is framed on the Intro riff from Joe Walsh’s, Life’s Been Good. Recorded in Coconut Grove, Florida and released in 1978, it’s a great example of his signature blues-rock riff style. Raised in Ohio, New York, and New Jersey before going pro with the James Gang in Cleveland, and then on his own in Colorado and Los Angeles, Walsh’s style is based on many locations and influences. The Chord progression is based on A5 and D5 “Power Chords.” The lead scale in both phrases is A Pentatonic Minor: A,C,D,E,G,A(1,b3,,4,5,b7,8) enhanced with C# (3). In this lesson you’ll be introduced to most of the phrasing concepts and vocabulary listed above. Also, we’ll go into greater detail here than in the following lessons in order to establish a foundation.