I’ve been going off the reservation, so to speak… Truth be told, my mother and grandfather were the ones that listened to bluegrass, gospel, old country music, etc. So, I enjoy listening to it occasionally. It makes me feel closer to them.
BUT… I grew up on heavy metal, classic rock, and anything that made your ears bleed. So, it’s what I know best.
I’ve found that I struggle to learn the bluegrass tunes because I’m not very familiar with them. As I’m practicing, I have no tune in my head to compare to. It makes practice very frustrating. To aleviate that frustration, I figured ‘why not learn stuff that I already know the tunes to?’
This is one of those tunes. Not metal… but I try to make to it scream in the second video. Had a heckuva hard time keeping a straight face. It was too much fun, and too funny to me.
Here is the refrain (chorus? main riff?) from “He’s a Pirate”. Two versions.
First, the Eastman E8D
Next, my son’s cheap electric (through a Boss Katana 50 MKII)