‘Centerfield ‘ has become our generation’s ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’. Released from the album of the same name, it is John Fogerty’s most popular post-Creedence song. While the chord structure is fairly simple, there are a lot of really cool licks in the key of ‘G’ and of course the main riff. During my video performance, I throw in the licks that work without the bottom falling out of the performance. I have produced this lesson for those that want to learn every little lick in the song. You can of course enjoy the full performance free of charge on YouTube!
John Fogerty played all of the instruments on the ‘Centerfield’ album. The rhythm guitar parts on the album are actually very sparse. The concert performance of this song is actually much different than the studio performance. Most of the licks that occur in the studio performance are not played live. In addition, the chorus has been spiced up with additional chord changes. This lesson breaks down each and every lick in the studio version of the song. I also teach you the studio version and concert version of the verse and chorus. Nothing is left out!
This lesson package includes one drum backing track with no bass. It is the same four count measure repeated with no breaks. The chapters of the lesson DVD are:
(2) Bend out of intro
(3) Studio verse
(4) Descending verse lick
(5) Concert verse
(6) Studio chorus
(7) Descending chorus lick
(8) ‘G’ lick (The one that occurs after – ‘Put me in coach!’)
(9) Concert chorus
(10) Lick into second verse
(11) Second verse licks
(12) Bend out of second chorus
(13) Bend before last verse
(14) Bend out of last verse
Running time of this lesson is 60 minutes.
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