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Jan 13, 2021 - 11:56:33 AM
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Here's a little something to keep you busy...Here's even more.

Teardrop Backup and Fill In Licks

Teardrop Backup and Fill in Licks 2

Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/14/2021 13:26:53

Jan 13, 2021 - 12:03:21 PM

11486 posts since 6/2/2008

Thanks so much.

For as long as I've been playing, I never learned the "Teardrop" backup. Just played something sort of almost maybe close.

Also never learned that Scruggs backup lick that starts with a lot of repeated high notes -- maybe 1st string at 17? -- before coming back down to 8th fret 2nd string, maybe the Sally Goodin' position.

Maybe I'll get off my butt and learn this before I'm 70.

Jan 13, 2021 - 12:16:04 PM
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Ken,
Think more in terms of sounds than exactly where things are played...I asked Earl about that years ago and he said that he used his ears to hear the notes and just let his hands fall where they may. He did try to make sure that the partial chord positions were correct...J  p.s. it's everybody who copied him that tried to find exact positions for everything. HA....J pps. listen to "On My Mind"...Earl plays teardrop beautifully...

Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/13/2021 12:29:16

Jan 13, 2021 - 4:17:50 PM
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One of my friends played with Jimmy Martin in the 80's for a few years. After hiring him, Jimmy sat down with him and mimicked the teardrop backup on his guitar. Then he said, "Don't ever do that in my band!"

Jan 13, 2021 - 5:35:22 PM

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Originally posted by perltone

One of my friends played with Jimmy Martin in the 80's for a few years. After hiring him, Jimmy sat down with him and mimicked the teardrop backup on his guitar. Then he said, "Don't ever do that in my band!"


laughJimmy was a master, He was strong and knew what he wanted and left us (thank heavens) with his unique stamp.

ken

Jan 13, 2021 - 5:45:11 PM
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Of course not. Jimmy wanted his own sound. My wife and I got to tak with Jimmy a few times. He was quite a character but fun. He also loved Walker Coon Hounds a lot... J
quote:Originally posted by perltone

One of my friends played with Jimmy Martin in the 80's for a few years. After hiring him, Jimmy sat down with him and mimicked the teardrop backup on his guitar. Then he said, "Don't ever do that in my band!"


Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/13/2021 17:54:15

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