Long Train Runnin' | rhythm
An electric/acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Long Train Runnin'" by the Doobie Brothers from their 1973 album "The Captain and Me."
This is such a fantastic song. Great musicianship, great harmonies and excellent production by Ted Templeman who also produced acts like Van Morrison, Ronnie Montrose and of course Van Halen.
There are four guitar parts in it, two electric parts in the right channel and two acoustic parts in the left.
Everyone focuses on the main guitar part and it's great, but it's the second guitar part that I think is really cool. That's the acoustic part that kind of fills in the gaps.
Although there are just four chords in this one, after the Eb7, I would say that 99% of people get the next chord wrong! It's SO simple but at the same time, it's an unusual voicing that isn't used much in rock music.
This is such a fun tune to play and I had a gas making the demo. There's a lot going on in this tune!
All of the guitar parts are great but so is the percussion and the bass part played by Tyran Porter is just killer.
I hope you get something from the lesson and enjoy playing this fantastic classic from the seventies. Cheers
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