Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons Guitar Lesson Info
Learn how to play Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons note-for-note on guitar with our Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons Guitar Lesson.
Difficulty level: Easy (if you’re familiar with Travis Picking)
Barre chords: No
Thumb over chords: Yes
Playing Style: Fingerpicked (Travis Picked)
The lesson teaches Blaze’s guitar part from a Live in the studio version. This version only has 2 verses. The original version has 3 but the extra verse is played the same way as other verses so can easily be played using this lesson.
The complete file contains 2 lesson videos, a performance play thru video, full tabs, chords and lyrics. You’ll receive a link to download the lesson which will download as a zip file of 236 Mb containing all the lesson content.
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You’ll receive at least two videos per song, one lesson and one performance-standard play-through. You’ll receive the chords/lyrics and guitar tabs as PDF files.
The videos are mp4 format and should play on PC’s, Macs and most mobile devices.
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Heart-warming to see that this lesson is in the JGB Top 10 downloads of the last 5 years.
Fantastic transcription, under-rated song from and an under-rated songwriter. Anyone interested in the Blaze Foley story should watch the movie “Blaze” written and directed by Ethan Hawke.Lots of Townes Van Zandt in there as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaze_(2018_film)
Jerry, I have bought ~10-12 of your songs and have found most of them to be fabulously done. However, on Clay Pigeons I found it very difficult to pick out the Travis/ alternate bass picking due to the way it was transcribed. It appears it is transcribed all as one voice, such that the bass notes are 1/8th notes squished in between the melody and rhythm notes and they spread across the bars in non-equally spaced locations. This makes it difficult to visually see the alternating bass / rhythm. I had to re-transcribe it in Guitar Pro in order to make sense of it. In the future for Travis picking songs you might want to consider using two voices to ensure the alternating bass notes (1/4 notes) are smoothed out across the bars so one can easily see / feel the rock solid bass line. Just a thought.
Thanks, and keep up the good work!. As i said, most of the songs I have purchased were fabulously done.
It’s transcribed in 2 voices – bass and treble – with the bass notes in the lower voice and the treble notes in the higher.
You’re right that it doesn’t always show the bass notes evenly spaced. That’s because the treble voice sometimes has 8th notes and sometimes 16ths between each bass note, and it takes more space to cram in 16ths because there are more of them!
On Travis picked songs, no matter how the lower (bass) voice seems to be spaced, it’s always counting in a regular pulse.
This is one of the reasons I give the count for every bar in the lesson video – so there can’t be any confusion about how each bar counts.
I hope that didn’t come across as defensive. I just wanted to give a comprehensive reply.
Amazing, thanks for making other people aware of Blaze Foley and for this fantastic lesson!! How can a simple graceful Norwegian lad buy you a beer? Do you have a PayPal account I can send money to?
We’ll have a beer if you’re ever in Scotland. :)
I’ve been gradually becoming a better guitarist for many years – and in recent years I owe a huge debt of gratitude to you, Jerry. Not only are you are great teacher with easy to understand and thorough lessons — you have a great demeanor — and as crazy as it is, you’ve become a friend! Add to that, because of you, I’ve discovered musicians that in some case I’ve never even heard of before — and it’s opened yet a new door for me. Case in point is Blaze Foley. How did I miss that? Please keep up the good work and know how appreciated you are!
Thanks so much Bob.
I appreciate everyone like yourself who supports the site and lets me keep doing this job I love!