Label: Lonely Records - 2217 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly
These telephone cables had a fat sound but limited any expressive G -string bending to a semitone or less. So how did that happen?
You can blame it all on Eddie Cochran. Cochran was the first to lighten his load by re-stringing his trademark orange Gretsch now on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a plain G string.
Cochran also swapped out his original neck pickup for what he felt was a fuller-sounding Gibson P, which distinguished him as the first rocker to modify his own instrument. Born in Minnesota and raised in Oklahoma, Cochran was a highly accomplished if not revolutionary singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer whose career was cut tragically short. He was in the public eye for barely four years before his untimely death in a British taxi crash in April, Though Cochran attained near- Elvis status in the U.
For those on a tighter budget there are many worthy compilations available. This prefaces the string acoustic power-chord riff shown in Ex. Cochran illustrates the power of simple barre chords in Ex. Cochran also had a talent for cross-dressing similar licks in different styles. On the other hand, Ex. As previously noted, Cochran was the first guy to slap on an unwound G string and open up worlds of new expressive possibilities. Coming off the V chord in the key of EEx. Crazy, man, crazy!
The repetitive motif shown Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell bar 1 of Ex. Love Is Made Of This - Eddie Cochran - The Sound Of Eddie Cochran sometimes the simplest moves are the most effective.
Tip: You can catch E. Another unique aspect of many Cochran songs is how he typically shared the solo spotlight, often preferring to trade a pair of two-bar phrases with his saxophone section before going at it alone. Guitar Aficionado. Home Miscellaneous.
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