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Scott McCumber


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New Braunfels, TX
Post  Posted 23 Jan 2014 6:46 am    
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I have been learning the steel from a Sturgill Simpson Song and need some help. If you haven't listen to this guy there is a ton of great steel on his album.

The song I am looking for help with is, "Life ain't Fair and the World is Mean."

The part I'd like to learn starts at 1:06 and ends at 1:16.

I can't find a good youtube video to have ya'll listen too but the times I've given are off his album track, the only youtube video doesn't correspond. I'd like to learn what is on the album.

Any help would be great.
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Steve Wood


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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 6 Jul 2014 6:44 am    
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Hey Scott,

Just came across this now. I love Sturgill. And all that steel. I'm gonna sit down and try to get at it...lemme know if you're still interested...cheers!
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Scott McCumber


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New Braunfels, TX
Post  Posted 6 Jul 2014 3:31 pm    
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If you work a few out I am definitely still interested
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Adam Kurtz


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2014 7:03 pm    
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most bad ass lick on the record, of many bad ass licks.
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Adam Kurtz


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2014 8:12 pm    
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hey guys, i took a stab at what i hear. if anyone has any corrections, I'd love to see 'em!

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Scott McCumber


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New Braunfels, TX
Post  Posted 9 Jul 2014 6:38 am    
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Adam,

That is cool, thank you for taking the time to write that out. It took a while to get it but I got it. I really like the LKL lick going into A, That's going in the bag of tricks.
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Nathan Emerson


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Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Post  Posted 17 Sep 2014 11:06 pm    
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I'm gonna throw in a BIG THANKS! Anything Robby did on that album would be amazing!
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Clete Ritta


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San Antonio, Texas
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2014 8:36 pm    
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Thanks for the tab Adam! Looks and sounds right to me. I have a little trouble picking with the thumb twice as you indicated though. I find it easier to use the index for the second stroke. It helps me pick block this way at a fast tempo. I like this tune, it reminds me of old Waylon. Very Happy
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Adam Johnson


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 20 Oct 2014 8:36 am    
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Is this tab in c6 tuning? I really love Sturgill, and wondered if you knew how to play the solo in water in the well?
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Jeff Rady


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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 21 Oct 2014 7:01 am     Life Ain't Fair Solo
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Hi Guys,

I also tried transcribing this one. I really like Adam's version. I tried to do a couple of moves differently, to hopefully shed some light on some alternate ways of playing this. I did measure 3 a little different and used the B and C pedal on measure 4 at the 7th fret.

Here's a demo of the "Life Ain't Fair" solo on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C4mga7m2Pc

Also I have the solo to Robby's " "Water in A Well" on my website: www.RadyGuide.com. You're welcome to try it out for a month free with promo code: SGF001 (you will have to go through Paypal still Sad )
Go Here: http://radyguide.com/guide-shop/subscriptions/promo-code
Thanks Dudes!

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Jason King


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 27 Oct 2014 10:46 am    
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He has some cool stuff. To bad he didn't have a pedal steel on long white line from his last album. His tele player does some cool stuff but not the same.
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Nicholas Scott


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Norfolk, VA USA
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2019 5:30 am    
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Anybody have any insight on the intro lick for this tune? It's eluding me. Thanks!
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