I think I’m going to start a new feature here where Monday’s will be the day I post video of songs I’m learning. Twitter has Music Mondays so why shouldn’t I. I’m not sure I can commit to EVERY Monday, but I’ll try to at least make it every other Monday.
I’ve had a bit of a Black Keys obsession since I first heard them about a year ago. The moment I heard the opening to Thickfreakness I knew this was going to be a band I liked. Well, since then I’d say The Black Keys have accounted for about 80% of my music rotation. One of my favorite songs by them is I’ll Be Your Man off of The Big Come Up… and it just so happens it’s pretty easy to play. When I say it’s easy to play, I mean I can play it for the most part (my apologies in advance to The Black Keys).
The only part I can’t quite figure out is a little part in the opening and the solo.. it’s right after the slide down to the 12th fret and just before the chords come in.
For the most part the song alternates between A and F# bar chords and then switches to D and E bar chords for the verse. The solo is:
The opening section is the same as the solo, just without the slide down to the 12th fret and it has some muting on the 5th string in between each note.
Here’s the video and as usual, I ask you be kind when making your opinions: