Status Quo Style

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 79 "Status Quo Style".
    If you into Rock'n Roll then I'm sure You'll like this one. It's based on the classcc Song. "Rock'n Roll over the world".

    This lesson perfectly demonstrates how you could play a typical R'n'R Rhythm and a cool solo on top of it.

    [...]Status Quo are an English rock band who play boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962.[1] After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.

    They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band,[2] including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1968, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 1986 and 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.[3]

    Status Quo starred in their first feature film, Bula Quo!, which was released to cinemas in July 2013. The film coincided with the release of the soundtrack album Bula Quo!, which peaked at number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. The first single from the album, "Bula Bula Quo" was released in June 2013, and is Status Quo's one hundredth single release.[...]wikipedia




    I use the following modes in my solo:

    A Mixolydian
    D Mixolydian
    E Mixolydian
    F# Mixolydian
    B Mixolydian


    The structure of the Jam track:

    INTRO 0:01-0:11
    | A5 | % | & | % |

    VERS 1 0:12-0:26
    | A5 | % | D5 | % |
    | A5 | E5| A5 | % |


    VERS 2 0:27-0:41
    | A5 | % | D5 | % |
    | A5 | E5| A5 | % |

    CHORUS 0:42-1:95
    | A5 | A5/C# | D5 | B5/D# |
    | A5 | F#5| B5 E5| A5| % |
    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro file you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: Elixir Optiweb 9-42
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic Pro X, several plugins

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Smith SE30
    Matrix GT1000FX with Marshall 2x12" V30 (for monitoring)

    The profiles are available for purchase here:
    http://www.guidorist.com/en/product-category/kemper-amp-profiles/

    Standard Tuning E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 124 BPM












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