Playing Technique

Mystery Train

 

Chords Used

Intro

GUITAR: Keep the bass strings muted with the palm of your picking hand, and listen how the high notes vary - sometimes sustained, other times cut off.  Each verse differs slightly, but we've given you a generic example in Example 1.  Example 2 shows how Scotty sometimes approaches the large chunks of A7, repeating a one bar pattern shown near the beginning of Example 1.

Verse Basic pattern


Alternate Approaches to the A7 Chord

Guitar Solo

Final verse

Mystery Train
by Herman Parker and Sam C. Phillips 1955 Hi Lo Music (BMI) and Mijac Music (BMI) (Renewed). All rights for Hi Lo music Administered by Unichappell Music Inc. All Rights for Mijac Music Administered by Warner Tamerlane Publicing Corp.  All Rights outside the Unisted States Controlled by Unichappell Music Inc. All Rights Resereved - Reproduced by permission of Carlin Music Corp. London NW1 8BD

This transcription courtesy the UK publication Guitarist Issue 227 "The Guitar Buyer's Bible" September 2002

 

 

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