by Cliff Gallup, Part 2 – 1st Solo
Here’s part 2 in my series of lessons looking at Cliff Gallup’s playing on Race With The Devil. In this video I look at the first guitar solo. It’s a perfectly formed rock ‘n’ roll solo – flashy, memorable and grooving. Below is my best attempt at a transcription – I hope it’s pretty accurate, but it’s definitely no substitute for careful listening to the original. I’ll leave the right-hand picking up to you. Mostly I aim to pick down on the strong beats and up on the off-beats, though sometimes I break this rule and throw in more downstrokes for extra emphasis. You can download a high-quality PDF of the transcription here.