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The little shoeshine boy never gets low down...

Well, neither does this sub-par guitar player from Austin. Especially when he learns another Luther Perkins guitar solo. This solo is from the Johnny Cash song "Get Rhythm", and features some E/A arpeggiations at the 12th and 5th positions, followed by some boogie-woogie style runs. Yikes - I almost sounded like I knew what I was talking about there. What the hell?

The boogie-woogie runs are not played exactly as they are on the original recording, but come close enough, I think. Also, I missed the low E note when transitioning back to the palm-muted open E picking towards the end of the solo. It's painfully obvious, but that's OK. Luther missed notes on occasion as well. It happens.

I recorded the solo using a standard "E" tuning. I used my recording software to raise the pitch a half a tone. Cash and his band frequently played a half-step up from E. I also added the tiniest bit of echo.

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