We Just Disagree by Dave Mason | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "We Just Disagree" by Dave Mason from his "Let It Flow" album released in 1977.
I learned a lot about Dave Mason while researching this song. He's played with a lot of great artists including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Stones, and Jimi Hendrix along with many others.
He played on the "Beggars Banquet" sessions with the Stones. I found this interview where he talks about that.
He got to be friends with Jimi Hendrix and was with him at a mutual friends apartment when a pre-release copy of Bob Dylan's album "John Wesley Harding" was put on.
That was the first time any of them had heard it. Long story short, a few days later Dave Mason (on 12 string), Mitch Mitchell and Jimi were laying down the basic tracks to "All Along the Watch Tower" in Olympic Studios.
He talks about that in the same interview above here. He also wound up singing backing vocals on "Crosstown Traffic."
It's interesting that "We Just Disagree" wasn't written by Dave Mason but by a guy that he played with called Jim Krueger. DM had signed a deal with Columbia records that called for two albums a year so he was looking for material.
Jim Krueger supplied this song and as it turned out, it went on to become the song that Dave Mason is probably best known for. It got to number 12 in the pop charts.
It's in open E. The chords are fairly simple, but getting the strumming right may be the hardest part as there are a lot of syncopated off beat shots. It's a great strumming song and like all open tunings the guitar really rings.
Other than getting all the off shots right, keeping the B and high E strings ringing is probably the most important part of getting this to sound good.
I had a great time working on this tune. It's always been one of my favorite seventies acoustic songs.
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