I figured I wouldn’t have a lot of opportunities to over-indulge myself in an arrangement, so I had to make the most of this one. For some reason, I had the idea of Scott Joplin sitting down at a piano and playing a ragtime version of this. Now I’m not a ragtime guitarist, so I had to kind of figure out how to do it with the thumb mimicking the left hand on the piano and jumping around the octaves. So that’s why I only did it for the first verse. After that, it all went downhill. There’s some Robert Johnson in there, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), and even some Stevie Ray Vaughan. So I guess this is what it would sound like if all of them had been mormon and in charge of Primary sharing time.
The song builds in notes and speed as it progresses – just like the Lamanites in ancient history (wink). Some of it’s a little sloppy. But hey, it was late. (This also explains why I look wasted in the lesson video).
So have fun with this one. This type of arrangement will not be the norm on this site, so I had to make the most of it while I had it. So if you like it, cool. If not, sorry. I’ll get back to the mushy stuff next month.