I am trying to learn the Ballad of Curtis Loew. I am currently working on the verse for guitar 1. At the 4th (I think) bar you are playing the D octave notes with 5th fret A string and 7th fret G string. I have arrows pointing to that on the attached sheet music. My question is are you playing it that way because:
1) That's the way the guys in Lynyrd Skynyrd played it?
2) And/or because you can get more staccato sound playing it with fretted notes?
And the follow up question then is: Could a chubby, old, retired guy in Omaha play it instead with Open D string and 3rd fret B string?
Great lesson, Mike! Thanks.
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