Discuss the Guitar lesson: Bill Cheatham- Melody


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/bill-cheatham-melody-guitar

I taught an advanced version with lots of tricks years ago, but here’s a straight-ahead melody version. We also work on fret-hand economy as we shift positions.


#2

Ben, I really like the “straight ahead, no frills” versions of some of these songs where you have previously done advanced versions. Speaking only for myself, in a jam I mostly just need the straight ahead version; it is usually too loud to hear the frills, slides, pull offs, etc that characterize the more advanced versions. Also - where you have included rhythm at varying speeds (e.g., “Bill Cheatum”) it would be helpful if, in addition to the full speed melody solo, you also included a melody version at a somewhat lower speed, too.
Keep up the great work!


#3

Love the rhythm & chords lesson as I haven’t tried flat picking a melody yet. The walk down sounds mighty fine.


#4

You can change the speed of the demo video of the lead playing using the little gear at the bottom right hand corner. of the video…


#5

Thanks so much! As @fiddle_wood suggests, you can control the playback speed of the lesson preview solo by clicking on the gear settings button.