Learn How To Play Son Of A Preacher Man
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Complete song – Electric guitar and live band
Son Of A Preacher Man and 6 chords
The chord progression you find below for Son Of A Preacher Man is simplified. I haven’t included all the quick extensions that appear as chord licks. You need the full TAB for that to make sense.
Over the E chord, a 6 is often played. The 6th of an E is the note C#. This is the 3rd of an A chord. As the progression moves between E and A, adding the 6 to the E, blends the two chords together.
Over the B chord, the 6 is used again, it is now the note G#, the 3rd of an E chord.
As you enter the M8 section, 6 chords are used on almost every chord, carrying the concept forward over a new progression.
Son Of A Preacher Man starts in the key of E, then modulates to A.
| E | A E | E ||: B7 :||x4 or x3
||: E | A E :|| E B | A |
| D | D | A | A | B | B7 | E | E7 |
Chorus NEW KEY
||: A | D A :|| A E | D |
Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 1
Due to the lack of guitar on the original recording, we are going to have to invent a guitar part.
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 2 (Free Preview)
The use of the 6 over the E chord, hints the 3rd of the A.
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 3
In this step, we look at how to play the chorus.
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 4
In total there are seven different examples here to try. Which one will you end up using?
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 5
I’ll give you two examples of how to do this, start by learning them before you develop your own variations.
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 6
This section presents a new idea to the song, changes key, and takes us to the chorus a 4th up.
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 7
If you can put the same amount of detailed work as a great singer does, you’ll be a great guitarist.
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Son Of A Preacher Man – Step 8
Remember, it is being able to “improvise the part up” that matters, not to memorize stuff exactly.
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Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son and when his daddy would visit he’d come along
When they gathered around and started talkin’
That’s when Billy would take me walkin’
Out through the back yard, we’d go walkin’
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