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Greg Cutshaw


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Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 5:20 pm    
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Tough riff to play but a good test of your blocking skills. The lead in notes can be used all over the place in different songs and fills.


Hear Riff!


Hear Riff at half speed!


YouTube Video


Tab in pdf format

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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 7:10 pm    
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Great work; great tab Greg...thanks.
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Colin Swinney


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Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 7:08 am    
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This is a fun one, thank you Greg!
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 7:29 am    
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Nice job, Greg!
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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 7:44 am    
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wow great riff going to give my fingers a work out Whoa!
thanks Greg
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Alexander Rehfeld


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Berlin, Germany
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 12:42 pm    
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My kind of music, thank you! Very Happy
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2019 5:52 am    
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I was given a reel to reel tape of Bobbe Seymour playing steel at a Ray Price practice session. The recording mic was placed near Bobbe's amp and you could barely hear Ray singing. The most impressive thing about his playing to the palm blocking. He played those 4 lead in notes and they were all super clear and distinct. I had not yet learned to block strings but know at that point that I must work harder if I wanted to get that awesome sound. After a few weeks of focused and determined practice I got that sound and after a few months I was able to block without my entire hand jump up and down like a yoyo.

Lloyd might not be considered a fast player by some but this riff and even many slower songs required super fast moves to re-position the right of left hands or fingers between notes.

Many thanks to those who post these great old tunes on YouTube! There is so much great music on YouTube that I often get drawn away from the steel guitar, Louis Shelton's layer of three guitars on the Monkees' Last Train To Clarksville and other tune's is so astounding. He actually shows all three parts on his web site:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L6Vin-5188


How can you not want to pick up a guitar and try that out?

Very distracting but it's great that we can not only listen to this music but slow it down without turning down the speed pulley belt on the old Dual turntable.
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Alexander Rehfeld


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Post  Posted 13 Jun 2019 1:19 pm    
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Amen! Check out this wonderful track he cut with Bob Luman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77r04iImO_E
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Greg Lambert


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2019 5:40 pm    
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Thanks Greg , another challenge...
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2019 5:41 pm    
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Nice tune, never heard that one before. Pete Wade's style really in with what Lloyd was doing. Always liked Bob Lumen's Let's Think About Livin'.
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Josh Yenne


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Sonoma California
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2019 1:20 pm    
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great little run thanks!
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Josh Yenne


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Sonoma California
Post  Posted 18 Nov 2019 9:15 pm    
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I would love to know how everyone is fingering that first run when they just naturally sit down and do it...

Found my self back on this thread looking for something to practice tonight and I"m always interested in Lloyd phrases...

I think without thinking about it I default to:

T
I
M
T
T
T
M
T

if that makes sense!

Mostly I dont think about my fingering as much as I used to but I realize I might be making it harder on myself.

I wonder how Lloyd would do it as well?
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 19 Nov 2019 6:54 am    
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I play the first two notes on string 9, TT and that's how I've seen most others play it years ago. I just like the fat sound of the thumb pick repeated on the lower notes.
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