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Take it on the Run
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Take it on the Run
Mike Pachelli teaches “Take It On The Run” by REO Speedwagon. The song was released in 1981 on their album, HI INFIDELITY, which reached #5 on Billboards Top 100.

The recording of “Take It On The Run” is a balanced combination of acoustic and electric guitar playing. ontman, Kevin Cronin, played the acoustic guitar, and officially joined the band in 1976. He had recorded an album with them in 72, but it wasn’t til 76 that he joined permanently and helped forge their sound. It’s no secret that guitarist, Gary Richrath, and Kevin clashed over the years. Many creative duos have followed that same path.

Gary eventually left REO in 1991 but he left behind some great guitar playing!

Trent plays a Gibson Custom Les Paul R7 Goldtop in the 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 REO Speedwagon
Written by Gary Richrath
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