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(@reynold)
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while soloing what scale does elvis use in the songs???it has a catchy tune, makes me wonder, i cant figure it out, plz teach me.

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 Taso
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I think Elvis was a fan of the pentatonic scales, pretty popular in rock/blues

For example, in Hound Dog, he's playing mainly the Cm Pentatonic during the solo

--------------------------------------------8-11--
-----------------------------------8--11---------
-------------------------8--10------------------
-----------------8--10--------------------------
---------8--10-----------------------------------
-8--11-------------------------------------------

I'm not really sure at all if he used pentatonics a lot, I'd assume he did, but I know in that song he definitly did.

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(@biker_jim_uk)
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Isn't it Scotty Moore doing the solos?
They have covered his style in Guitar Techniques Magazine Issue 124 if you can find it, also Total Guitar has an Elvis spotlight this month.
Seems like a lot of Doublestops and hybrid picking apparently


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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It's just old rock 'n roll, mostly pentatonic indeed. Lots of 'dust my broom' kinda influences.


   
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Isn't it Scotty Moore doing the solos?
They have covered his style in Guitar Techniques Magazine Issue 124 if you can find it, also Total Guitar has an Elvis spotlight this month.
Seems like a lot of Doublestops and hybrid picking apparently
Ah, my mistake. I really know nothing about Elvis, hardly any songs...I'll work on that, haha.

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(@dogbite)
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Scotty Moore, who then hooked up with Ricky Nelson.

check out those older licks. very cool stuff.
rocking the earlier swing western
which sounded like jazz cowboy to me.

Carl Perkins and Merle Travis are at the crossroads.

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(@sdolsay)
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James Burton - Wild Man of the Telecaster, took over later playing the guitar in Elvis' band.

Great guitarist, he is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Scott

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(@reynold)
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can u refer to any free site or resource on the net from where i can pick up the style?
im desperate :(

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http://www.fender.com
from this site ; look for Players Club or Lessons.
very often they have cool lessons .
sometimes just what you want.

if there were a site to learn how Moore or Burton played the world would be perfect.

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i misread this and thought of lord of the rings....elvish scales 8)

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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i misread this and thought of lord of the rings....elvish scales 8)

that would be DADGAD tuning methinkst.

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