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No Particular Place to Go
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No Particular Place to Go
Mike Pachelli takes a look at “No Particular Place to Go” by Chuck Berry. This song was recorded in 1964 for the album, ST. LOUIS TO LIVERPOOL, released on Chess Records. It’s one of Chuck Berry’s most famous and recognizable songs.
In the 1950’s Chuck Berry pretty much invented Rock and Roll guitar playing.  He wasn’t a technical guitar player, but his loose and distinctive style summed up all there was to know if you wanted to play a guitar solo in a rock and roll song.  Berry stated that his main influences were Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker. Just about every British rock star, from The Beatles to The Stones to Eric Clapton, cite Chuck Berry as one of their MAJOR influences. It wasn’t just Chuck’s fantastically rockin’ guitar playing that intrigued them, but also his insightful lyrics which were humorous, provocative, and intelligent.

Mike plays a Gibson ES-335 in this lesson.

Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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By Chuck Berry

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