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Slow Ride
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Slow Ride
Mike Pachelli takes a look at the 1975 rocker, “Slow Ride,” by Foghat. The band released 5 different versions of this song, but this lesson covers the single version.

Foghat is a great blues-rock band that is based out of London, and they are famous for their live gigs. Their music featured the infectious vocals & guitar playing of Lonesome Dave Peverett, spiced with Rod Price’s cool slide guitar licks. However, the meat of their music lies within the intelligent guitar compositional properties of their songs. “Slow Ride” is a prime example and their biggest hit.

VH1 calls “Slow Ride” the 45th best hard rock song of all time. Whatever genre you want to place it in, learning how to play “Slow Ride” is a worthwhile investment of your time!

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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