Gimme A Break

Gimme A Break: 002 - Dream You Back

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Perhaps the most requested break for this column is Andy Hall's break on 'Dream You Back' with The Infamous Stringdusters. This break is a great example of Andy's fluid style and his mastery of driving rolls and syncopated rhythm.

The tune is rather briskly in the key of B (capo on the fourth) and is in 4/4 time. Here's the break...

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Here's how the break sounds to me:


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Here's the tab (standard disclaimers - maybe Andy will chime in here if corrections are needed):

Dream You Back - Tablature

Dream You Back - Tablature

Dream You Back - Tablature

Dream You Back - Tablature

The intro sets the mood for the entire piece. Andy can integrate a reverse roll very seamlessly, and with razor sharp timing it fills any downtime with plenty of push.

Sorry it's been so long since our last break... up next will be Randy Kohrs!

Enjoy.

Gimme A Break: 001 - The Mountain

**The intent of this column is to aid in learning a particular segment of a referenced piece of music. All media in this and all posts in this series are strictly for educational use. Do not duplicate this material in any way.**
Our first Gimme A Break selection will be 'The Mountain' off of the album titled as such by Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band. The featured resoist on this tune is Jerry Douglas.
The tune is in the key of D and is in 3/4 time. Here's the break...

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and again @ 75%...

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Here's how the break sounds to me:

& @ 75% ...

Here's the tab:

The Mountain Tablature

The Mountain Tablature

The Mountain Tablature

The Mountain Tablature

I like the way Jerry lets it breath a little in the 4th and 5th measures. He leaves just enough emphasis on the downbeats to support the rhythm without going completely waltzy.
Please let me know if you like/dislike this format and any ways I can improve it. Enjoy.

 

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