On this page I'd like to explain to you how to play Dixie Chicken By Little Feat. Check out my acoustic demo clip and grab some free tabs in the lower right hand menu.
Little Feat is a band that was born out of LA in 1969 and played non stop for 10 years, then took a break
from 1979-1987. They re-grouped and continue to do performances today. The bands name came from a comment
about Lowell George's "Litte Feet" from a band member ... but the name was changed to "Little Feat".
Lowell George used to be a member of Frank Zappa's band and eventually left to start up his own band. Zappa helped the new gruop get their first record contract. But it wasn't until their 3rd album, "Dixie Chicken" in 1973 did the band get a real taste of success. George died at age 34 in 1979 from a heart attack.
I couldnt find any references about this song as to whether it was ever released as a single, so I have no data on how it ever charted if it ever did.
This song has a bit of a blues swing to it for sure and you can play it with a sliding riff instead of a hammer on
riff which Im doing. The song is played with 3 chords ... A, E and D ... you can also throw in an E7 for good measure.
Im using a hammer on while on the A chord by playing the b on the 2nd and the D on the 4th, instead of going to an actual D chord.
If you play all three chords so you keep your ring finger free, you can use it to hammer on various strings. On
the A chord you can use it on the A string on the 4th. On the E chord use it on the top E string on the 4th.
And on the D chord use it on the D string on the 4th.
You can keep your right hand moving in a steady up and down motion but only play the chord on the first down stroke and then muffle the strings until you do the hammer on with the ring finger and play the note right under it on the second fret.
Keep the right hand moving until you come back to the start of that chord again and use the mute technique once more.
I have a couple of improvised picking that I put in to follow the song melody on the first break and then playing the actual lead on the second break. Both of these are fully explained in the full instructional tutorial.
I hope you found this How To Play Dixie Chicken By Little Feat useful and informative.
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