Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo by Rick Derringer
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the rhythm parts to Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, by Rick Derringer from his 1973 album "All American Boy."
It reached #23 on the billboard 100.
It was first recorded in 1970 by Johnny Winter when Rick derringer was a member of that band.
It became a huge hit in 1973 when Rick did his solo version of it.
That version peaked at number twenty three on the Billboard hot one hundred.
I've always thought that this was one of the greatest guitar based rock/funk songs of the seventies.
There is some excellent guitar playing on this song.
It's way more complex and demanding than it sounds. It's a really GREAT song to learn to increase your understanding of what good rhythm guitar can be and develop your chops at the same time!
If you see live videos of Rick Derringer playing this like this one with Edgar Winter you'll see that he plays a way simplified version.
A lot of that is because he's singing and playing at the same time which is really tough to do.
My lesson is a transcription of the original studio recording where the guitar parts are more complex and played quite a bit different from the live versions.
I had a blast working on this song. It's absolutely killer rhythm guitar playing. Learning this is only going to make you a better player.
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