Learn to play guitar: ZZ TOP – La Grange – solo guitar lesson with guitar tablature for instructional purposes. My son is just starting guitar lessons, and played rhythm guitar on this video. It is great fun having a hobby that we share and can enjoy together.
Before you download the tab below:
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The way you write out your tab is excellent. The notes you add at the top are the best. Trust me I’ve seen a lot. I’ll recommend your site when appropriate.
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Thanks, I appreciate your taking the time to view and make the comment.
Since I started relearning to play and posting the licks/solos songs in January 2012, following a couple of severe strokes, every month has been an improvement.
But, I have to say, this is the coolest. Not every day an amateur guitarist gets to have a professional musician approve of his effort. Thanks, it means a lot.
Hey, Richard! How do I go about setting up the PayPal Donate button? I wasn’t even aware that WordPress allowed this kind of thing. I know they bent their rules on ads, because they hooked up with Google Adsense, but that generates pennies. (Plus, they specifically tell you to not direct your readers to the ads!) I’d definitely be interested in increasing my revenue stream in new ways. Whatever info you can send my way would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the visits, and keep up the good work. Rock on!
I don’t recall how I got it to work, but I googled and found these for you:
Could have found it directly at paypal, but these are from wordpress, so they should work.
This really doesn’t produce anything. I’ve had one donation out of 44,500 views.
Hope you have better luck with it.
Happy New Year!
Thanks, Richard. I’ll give them a look-see anyway. You just need some more visitors. I’ll see if I can send some of my regulars your way. — YUR
Thanks, I appreciate the thought. No idea how many views I should have had since I started this January. 44.5K here, and just hit 100,000 on my youtube channel today.
So far, a little over 700 followers here.
No gauge to measure against. But again, thank you.
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Richard, thanks for stopping by my Blog now and again. Thats so nice of you. I’m happy to say I got my guitar out of storage…it’s a New Years thingy….looking into lessons A-gain…I wondered if I’m too old to start over, but maybe by the time I’m 60, I’ll know something, ha. cheers and Happy New Year
Best of luck. If I can restart Jan 2012 after a couple of severe strokes, this should be a breeze for you!
Never too old to play music. Happy New Year!
BTW, I had a crazy boyfriend back in ’82 that played this song to death. I was madly in love but sadly as I say “he was crazy”..LOL
oh, oh….deja vu… B ^ )
Such a good riff. Respect!
Very kind of you to say. Still struggling to relearn following the strokes, but I’m getting there. Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to comment!
Wow! You guys can jam. Man, I always want to play the guitar, but I’m all thumbs. However, I bought a folk guitar and this year I’m going to learn how to play- something.
Your son plays great, can’t believe his just started.
Richard, you play and teach with so much feeling. Seriously, I can feel every note. You are a Master of the Game. Do you have a CD? Are you on YouTube? If so, please send me the link.
Once again, great post-very informative and entertaining.
Wow, that was more than kind. Perspective is always odd in this regard; after a couple of severe strokes, I started relearning to play, and posted my first video mid-January of 2012, so I don’t see myself as having mastered guitar, but still happily struggling. The videos and this blog were my attempt to catalog my progress. I try to improve with each month. My left-hand and arm are pretty much cooperating, and my memory has improved greatly. Strokes defeated!
Yes, I’m on YouTube, and can be found and subscribed to there at:
If you have a folk guitar, this post of Duane Allman’s “Little Martha” would be a great song to learn. It sounds more difficult than it is. It’s in an open tuning, so when you strum the songs without fretting, it makes a chord. Mistakes are easier to hide in an open-tuning song.
Norwegian Wood is in standard tuning, and is also fairly easy to learn:
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
I would like to thank you, for all the visits, ZZ TOP – La Grange, I just love, get down and dance your heart out. All through the 80s the bands I worked for play La Grange six nights a week, never got tiered of ZZ TOP…
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My pleasure. I realize my blog is a limited interest blog, so in the future, when I stop by and like one of your posts, please don’t feel obligated to visit.
But, thanks for the visit. B^)
PS: Went I see ZZ TOP live in Vancouver BC Canada, like the child I was back then, I asked “Where is the other guitar player?” Duuu….
great story. The last time I saw them was on the beach, and this time, I had my 20 year old son with me. Great concert. I think even better than the first time I saw them in the 70’s.
One of my regrets … not playing the guitar but I love listening… so enjoy listening to you… and then your classes are so kind…
Never too late to start. It was only January of 2012 that I posted my first guitar lick, and had only restarted playing in December of 2011 following a long lay-off caused by a couple of strokes.
If you wish to start, and have any questions, feel free to ask, and thank you for you kind words, visit, and the time you took to comment!
Very cool to have your son on there with you!
He’s a cool young man. It’s great having him around, and that we have a hobby to share. Thanks for stopping by.
Glad you liked “friendly money.” Thank your for that and for your emphasis on music. Best to you and your blog.
Loved the turn-of-phrase. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I realize that my blog is not a general interest blog, so your visit, though unexpected, was greatly appreciated.
Like to thank you for always checking out my blog…
toad (chris jensen)
Thanks for making interesting posts.
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Lovely site, it loads really quick and looks very cool.
Hi Richard, just want to say thank you for the tablature as I have been trying to pick up the solo by ear have been struggling with it so this will really help,.