La Grange by ZZ Top | rhythm
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the classic "La Grange" by ZZ top from their 1973 album, "Tres Hombres."
It's one of ZZ Top's most successful songs, it received a ton of radio play in 1973, making it to No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1974. It still gets played a lot on the classic rock radio stations.
A fairly simple riff that's easy to play poorly! It incorporates hybrid picking and takes some work to get it tight.
You can play it just with a pick, but you'll never get it as tight or to sound as good as it does when you hybrid pick it.
The basic lick has been around for a long time and was used in a John Lee Hooker tune called "Boogie Chillen" and also in a Slim Harpo song called "Shake Your Hips".
Billy Gibbons made it his own and came up with a killer version of the age old lick.
Despite the entertaining and slightly goofy show ZZ Top puts on, the crazy beards and funky dance steps, those guys are excellent musicians and Billy Gibbons is a total perfectionist in the studio. His parts are always very precise and in the pocket.
I've always loved his playing.
I hope that you get something from the video and enjoy playing this ZZ Top classic. Cheers
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