Johnny B. Goode by z1182D


									Johnny B. Goode

 Detailed explanation
The A Mixolydian Mode is the same as a
D major scale but starting on the 5th degree 5 th   fret

of the scale. So instead of starting on the
5th fret of the 4th string start on the 5th fret
of the 6th string. This is the scale that Chuck
Berry uses for the runs in Johnny B. Goode.
   Hold the ½ barre A at the 5th fret through the majority of this song. Just take your first position F and move it up to the 5 th fret for this.

                                                               Slide 4th to 5th fret with a ½
                               Slide 4th to 6th fret           Barre across the 1st & 2nd String

                                                                                                                                           This time you barre with the ring
                                             This is on the 5th fret, 5th position with the form similar to the A Mixolydian mode          Finger at the 7th fret across the
                                             1st position ‘F’ chord.                                            descending                 4th and 5th strings and slide from the
                                                                                                                                           6th fret. Same basic rhythm as previous

                       Slide with 2nd finger
                       Up to the 6th fret. Most                                                                            Hammer            Slide with 3rd finger ½
                       Slide from 4th to 6th fret                                                                          5 to 6.           Barred from 6 to 7th fret.
                                                                                                                                             On recording there isn’t a slide here.

Here it is best to start with just the top
                                                                                                   This is a double stop. You can just play
note and add in the others later.                      Slide or bend up from the 8th to the
                                                                                                   the 2nd string or do the double stop at any
                         Switch here to 4 th position. 9th fret. Use your ring finger for this
                                                                                                   Point where the 2nd fret 5th string is played.
                              Slide to 9th fret from either the 8th or
Move to 4th position. The 6
                              The 7th fret. Or you can bend the note from the 7th or
to 4 is a pull off
                              The 8th fret. This is the most difficult part of this intro.

                                                                                              This is a rake. Hold the A chord down
                               An A mixolydian mode from the 1st string                       and brush the pick down the strings. To keep
                               5th fret descending to the 1st string 7th fret                 the 3rd string from sounding just lightly touch the
                                                                                              3rd string with the middle finger – no pressure.

                                                                                                                              Same as before only twice as f

                                         This is an ‘A’ mixolydian mode from her until the first beat of the last measure of
                                         This line. Just starts on different notes.

                                                                                                                                 This part is not played the
                                                                                                                                 same each time. Note that
        A Mixolydian                   A Blues                          Double Stop notes

    1    1    1
                   1 1 5th 1 1 1                                  th                            5th
2   2 2                                          1    1       1 5             1 1      1    1
                        fret                                    fret               2
             3                2
4 4      4 4       3 3        3 3                3                            3    3    3 3
                   4              4             4     4 4                          4    4   4

                                                                       These are notes that you can use
                                                                       For the blues in Chuck Berry
Here are some common patterns to try. 5th fret 1st and 2nd
                                                                       style. Note that any pair on 2
Strings. Go from 5th fret 2nd and 3rd strings to hamminging
                                                                       consecutive strings can work as
Onto the 6th fret of the 3rd string.
                                                                       Long as they are within 1 fret of
                                                                       each other.
          Some examples. Listen to the recording for these.

      1   1 5th                                                       1 5th
            fret                                                        fret

                                       3        7th               3

1 1         5th to               1    1        5th
              Fret               2

                                                              4   4    8th

            Now work on it
• Take this piece one measure at a time.
• Play each measure slowly until you can play it perfectly.
• The entire piece is based off of the chord form and the A
  mixolydian mode.
• Work on this with doing the backing of the song on tape
  or by getting together with someone else.
• Once you learn it, work on variations to make it partly
  your own!!
• Use these ideas in solo’s of your own.
• Listen to the original recording. It is in the key of Bb
  which is up 1 fret from this version.

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