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Old Time Rock and Roll
In this lesson, Mike Pachelli takes a look at “Old Time Rock and Roll” as recorded by Bob Seger. The song was on Seger’s 1978 album, Stranger in Town. It’s known as a pop/rock standard and ranked as one of the songs of the century.  “Old Time Rock and Roll” has been featured in films, but most notably in a famous scene from Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise. It has also been used in major commercials and continues to be a staple on classic rock radio.
 
“Old Time Rock and Roll” is an extremely simple song based on three chords.  Bob Seger says the idea for the song came from members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm section (he used on many records). They sent him a demo of the chorus and Seger wrote the verses and arrangement.  Bob didn’t think anybody would like the song so he took no writing credit, and henceforth never received a dime of writer’s royalties.

Mike plays a Gibson USA Les Paul Classic 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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"OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL"
Written by George Jackson and Thomas Jones III
Peermusic III Ltd. o/b/o itself and Muscle Shoals Sound Publishing (BMI) 100%"

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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Beginner|Intermediate
Genres:
Rock
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