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If you want to learn La Grange, but you don’t know where to start, start here.
If you had to pick a song to represent Texas Blues, you probably couldn’t pick just one. But the song La Grange should be on that list. From the first few notes, to the last lick, this song oozes that thick Texas boogie rhythm.
Capturing the feel of this song isn’t a walk in the park. That’s what this course is about - understanding the song, knowing how to capture that feel, and learning enough of its tricks to sound authentic. If you think you might want to learn the song La Grange some day, this is probably the best place to start.
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Lesson 1 (which is free) introduces you to the song, the sound, the structure, the progressions, and some guidelines about what kinds of things to play during the rhythm and soloing. Thereís also some guidelines about what not to play.
Lesson 2 is an in-depth look at the Texas boogie rhythm used in La Grange. Youíll learn how to play on the ìandsî, how to add in those extra chords, and how to move the rhythm to any key (necessary for the solo).
Lesson 3 is about soloing. Weíll focus on 7 signature things from this song that really capture Billy Gibbonís style - including those trademark squeals.
Lesson 4 is all about that walkdown ìbridgeî between the first solo and the last half of the song. Youíll learn the basic way of playing it, plus a fancier way of playing the same bridge that is perfect for when youíre the only guitarist in the band.