How often do you get to learn the guitar chops of your favorite riffs from the musicians who wrote and played the songs themselves. Very cool and crazy. Here are some YouTube video's of Dickie Betts teaching us himself the melodic twiney riffs of the Allman Brothers Band classic song Jessica. Dickie steps you through those soul grabbing intro notes that the second you hear them played - you can't help but feel so good.
Dickie and Duane Allman introduced the melodic twin guitar harmony with a counterpoint which in 2009 Guitar World wrote:
"rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe".
In his early Allman Brothers days he occasionally played a Fender Stratocaster and PRS guitars. As of April 2009, Betts has been ripping a red Fender Telecaster with a pearloid pickguard. Betts also plays using a Cherry Red 1961 Gibson ES-335 to chop his cords. Dickey Betts ranked #61 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2011.
How cool are these videos of Betts teaching us the licks, first hand from the master himself. If you want more licks, or want to come into Wild West Guitar and pick up a new axe of your own - make sure to come visit us @wildwestguitars.com