This is a note for note to the recording you’re, also going to get a tab here as well and there’s also another guitar part. On top of this that’s improvising and playing some chord, stabs we’re, going to talk about and I’m also gon na, give you a few assignments to work on at the end of this video that are really gon na help out your playing before we get into the Lesson don’t forget to hit the thumbs up button just hitting the thumbs up. Button really helps out my channel, so thank you so much you’re getting this information completely for free. So all I ask is that you hit the thumbs up button. You can also get a free pdf in the description below that’s all about soloing it’s, a book I wrote called melodic expressions and, if you’re interested in playing some leads like what I was doing at the beginning of this video. That book is really gon na help. You out alright, with that said, let’s dive into the lesson. Let’S learn how to play drift in by Fleetwood Mac. Now this is a 12 bar blues and the key of G minor and it’s going to be in a 12 8 time, signature so I’m going to go through the first riff here and then I’ll break it down here’s.

What the first riff sounds like Music. So this is a riff that’s based off of the G minor or G minor, seven chord and we’re playing this blues figure out of the pentatonic box here on the third fret now we’re gon na start on the low string third fret – and I actually like to Play that note, with my thumb now, you can use your first finger, but I’ll use my thumb on this first note, then we’re gon na slide to the fifth fret of the a string and then we’re gon na play three three five so and then we’re gon Na play the fifth fret on the a string and then repeat that riff now I’m thinking of this and Counting it out in a 12 8 time, signature now it’s a little tough, sometimes to count all 12 beats.

So sometimes I’ll split it up into two groups of sixes like this one, two, three, four, five, six one, two, three, four five six, so you can hear that rhythm and how it goes together. Now that riff is gon na go four times a couple of things to keep in mind is I’m keeping. Some of these notes – staccato I’ve, got some rests in between I’m also gon na slide into that note. On the fifth fret that sounds really cool, so here’s, the first four bars one two three ready and go now. They’Re also, sometimes are some back B stabs on a g minor triad here, and you can mix that in that’s a cool sound if you go like Music but that’s, a second guitar that’s doing that, so that would be sort of combining both parts.

Then we’re going to move to what we call the four chord and that’s going to start out on the third fret of the a string so that’s gon na, be the third fret slide the five on the D. Then three, three five. Then we play this pickup note to do it again. Then we’re gon na jump back down to that fifth fret on the a string which leads us back to what we call the one chord okay. Here we have a little variation that leads us into the last four bars, but before we do that, let’s play bars one through eight together. Here we go one two three ready and play Music, then we’re gon na move up to what we call the five chord which we’re gon na play, the fifth fret of the a string and do the same riff that we did on the third fret of the A string for the four chord we’re just gon na move it up two frets like this and then we’re gon na go, which leads us into the four chord here.

So that’s gon na be the fifth fret on the D string going to the riff on the four chord then back to one. So the last four bars go like this Music, so let’s try all 12 bars played as one piece here we go. I’Ll give you 6 beats to count in a 1, 2 3 ready and go Music. Another really fun thing you could try is play along with the recording but turn on a looper pedal and play the recording and then record in to your looper pedal.

Just your guitar and so you’re playing along with the recording, but only your guitar is going into the looper pedal and then you can practice soloing. On top of that line, using the G minor, pentatonic sound here’s an example of that Music have fun working on driftin by Fleetwood Mac. Now, just a review there’s, a few things. I want you to practice once you get this line down is play it along with the recording it’s got this really cool 12 8 blues pattern, and I want you to practice along with the recording, then I want you to also play it into a looper pedal And work on your soloing and to help you out with that you can get a free pdf in the description below that’s all about soloing it’s, going to give you licks and exercises to play over major, minor and dominant chords.

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