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Walking The Dog

Intro and Solo Breakdown

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Walking The Dog > Intro and Solo Breakdown

Greetings Fellow Travelers and Guitar Freaks! We’re back with the Rufus Thomas smash hit Walking The Dog. In the first lesson the song took us to the moon. We went over the basic moves that make this rock. In this lesson we’re going to the stars as we learn the intro and some chord variations that can be applied to just about any song in the general blues / soul bag.  In many ways it’s like The Rock Island Line in it’s infinite possibilities. It’s my dream that by now you’re doing a lot of singing as you learn these songs. if that’s the case - yay! - and if not, it’s summertime, a time to lift our voices. Let me know how everything is rolling along on your end. Thank you for meeting me here at The Junction!

Dan Zanes



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Up Above My Head

Loop 1:45  What You Will Learn Today

Loop 3:12 Intro Breakdown

Loop 8:30 Solo Breakdown

Loop 19:12 Solo Example

Loop 20:25 Closing Thoughts

Loop 21:58 Practice Loop of Whole Song


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Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor Jun 30, 2017

thanks Dan!   another fantastic lesson! - really enjoy the lessons at this level.   

Dan Zanes
Dan Zanes Jul 05, 2017

thank you michael!

i'm glad to know it's working for you....this level feels right to me as well.

and summer time is the time to jump forward in our playing, i'm trying to do the same here too!!

yr pal,


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