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This week you will explore HOUND DOG, most famously released by Elvis in 1956, originally written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. Before Elvis released this song, BIG MAMA THORNTON released the original version of the song with Peacock Records which has slightly different lyrics and is in the key of Eb major. There was also a few response songs called BEAR CAT written by Rufus Thomas Jr, that uses the same 12 bar sequence but in the key of E major. Another response song to Mama Thornton's version was MR HOUND DOG'S IN TOWN by Roy Brown. So now you can jam along to at least 4 songs using this 12-bar blues pattern.
This finger picking pattern is called the CAGE pattern. More explained on the PDF. Practice this for next weeks challenge.
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The audio play along tracks will appear here within 24 hours of your first class taking place and are a great way to help with home practice.
CAGE Finger Picking Pattern - Open strings with a straight 8 and shuffle rhythm
Hound Dog - Chords & Click only @ 160BPM
Hound Dog - Picking & Click only @ 160BPM
Hound Dog - Picking, chords & vocals @ 160BPM
Download the full track arrangement to practice offline. This track contains drums, bass, baritone and high uke parts with additional hand claps.