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  • Writer's pictureJay EuDaly

Cowboy Chords: E & E7

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

We've previously done Em. Now we'll add E major and E7. This FREE lesson has 13 fretboard diagrams, 3 different progressions and a 5-minute video.

Last month I embedded a PDF in the webpage instead of copy-and-pasting the lesson onto the webpage. One of the differences that might be considered a negative is that the video is not embedded in the page. All that means is that you have to click on the "DEMONSTRATION VIDEO" link in the PDF instead of the video embedded in the page. That will take you to the video on Master Guitar School's YouTube channel. Either way, it's still just one click.

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Blogs Published Since Last Newsletter

Jam! Chapter 4: No one who's ever been involved in this thing had any idea or expectation that it would last this long. It's a freakin' one-of-a-kind thing. And it's still going!

Jam! Chapter 3: Wanna know about Mama Ray? Click the link and read all about her! In this chapter Allen Monroe takes over the keyboard chair. The Jam moves to the Embassy Bistro then to B.B.'s.

Jam! Chapter 2: Continuing the story of the Saturday Afternoon Jam. In Chapter One I told the story of the Jam's original era (1984-1986) and how it was started by Jim LaForte and Rich VanSant. In this chapter I talk about my coming back onboard after a 5-year hiatus to join Mama Ray and the Rich VanSant Band on the Saturday Afternoon Jam at Harling's.

Jam! Chapter 1: The history of the Saturday Afternoon Jam: The Beginning at Harling’s Upstairs - 1984-86.

July Newsletter: Cowboy Chords, Blog Links and More!


Tune of the Month

Back in the eighties I recorded a lot of gigs. I had what they called a ghetto-blaster boombox; a portable cassette recorder/player that also had an AM/FM radio in it. I would set in on the floor or on a table in front of the stage and record gigs to listen to later. I have hundreds of gig tapes from that era.

This gig was different. It was a throw-together band formed to play a single two-night stand, four hours a night, at a club in Leavenworth, Kansas on the weekend of January 27 & 28, 1984. So no rehearsal.

There were 5 musicians; a drummer, a bass player, 2 keyboard players one of which doubled on sax, and me on guitar. Everyone could sing lead. So we would trade off as lead vocalists, each one calling a tune on which he could sing lead that the rest of the guys were likely to know, or could fake. The drummer, bass player and one of the keyboardists had played quite a bit together so the rhythm section was pretty solid. We called the band, "Moving Targets."

Well, Friday night was so amazing I brought my ghetto-blaster to record Saturday night's performance. This was the last song of the night, because everytime the lead vocalist, who was one of the keyboard players, sang this song he'd blow his voice out and couldn't sing anything else for the rest of the night.

If you're familiar with the original recording of this song, you'll appreciate what the two vocalists are doing; mechanically mimicking the pre-echo of the vocals due to the master tape being stored too long and one of the layers imprinting on the next layer of the roll.

If you're familiar with the original recording you'll also suspect that I'm faking the solo - I was! I'd never played the song live until the night before, so this was the second time through.



P.S. I have made the 4-part blog series, Jam! Kansas City Style linked to above available as a single PDF download. You can download it for free or pay whatever it’s worth to you.


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