Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top | rhythm
An electric guitar lesson on how to play "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZTop from the 1983 "Eliminator" album.
This is an iconic riff from an iconic band. Billy Gibbons came up with a classic with this one.
Don't be fooled by the beards and funny dance steps, Billy Gibbons is a monster guitarist and writer. He builds rock solid riffs and licks, plays with fantastic feel, all the while singing and playing at the same time.
On the album there are two distinct guitar parts, but live obviously Billy Gibbons combines the two.
My goal in this video is to show you how those two parts were played and also to go over how you might approach playing this as the only guitar player in a band situation.
There's quite a bit more to the riff than you might think and Billy plays some different voicings than a lot of guitar players might be used to.
I hope that you're able to get something from the video and have fun playing this ZZ Top classic. Cheers
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