Watch the Single Note Scotty online guitar lesson by Walter Broes from Rock, Billy, & Boogie Guidebook

When Elvis moved from Sun Records to RCA records, his style changed a little. A lot of recordings featured a larger band than the stripped down acoustic guitar/electric guitar/double bass combo you hear on the Sun-era recordings.

This freed up Scotty Moore to play more single note guitar parts than he played before, and he was as brilliant at playing exciting single note leads as he was at playing Travis-inspired finger picked parts. Listen to Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” or “Shake Rattle and Roll” for some examples.