|All the Good Times Are Past and Gone, Part 1: Melody and First Solo
All the Good Times Are Past and Gone, Part 1: Melody and First Solo
The bluegrass standard “All the Good Times Are Past and Gone” was recorded by Bill and Charlie Monroe (the Monroe Brothers) in 1937 and has long been a jam session favorite. It’s in 3/4 time (also called “waltz time”). To play a solo on a song in 3/4, you can take the same approach to you learned for “Lonesome Road Blues” and “Bury Me Beneath the Willow,” filling out the melody with intro licks, fills, and ending licks, but you’ll have to adjust your licks to fit the 3/4 time signature. Scott walks you through the basic melody, and then shows you a solo that is just a slightly elaborate version of the melody.
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