Anyway, what's happening - I've been processing Naudo's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" for about 6 months. It's hard, good fun though. I can't play it well enough for youtube, but it is next on the list. This one is more plucked than strummed; I used a similar technique that I applied to my "Reckless". Naudo strums it but I found it initially easier to pluck it. If I was to do it again I'd probably force myself to strum it instead. Next time.
It's got a skippy feel to it baaah-da-baaah-da-baaah-etc and you lock your first finger across second fret first 3 strings and your _third_ finger on the third fret second dtring to make a D - and then use your second finger to do the walk the thumb bassline F# and B. Give the intro a try, remember, skippy and mute the treble strings with your left hand after you plucked them:
|---2---2---2---2-| |---3---3---3---3-| |---2---2---2---2-| |-0---------------| |---------0---2---| |-----2-----------|
Another tune I've been working on for a long while is "Great Gig in the Sky". Whenever I play "Breathe" I spawn straight into it. It's quite complex from a chord point of view, and I tried for ages transposing it for a "nice" left hand position, but nothing worked. Found a piano version, it doesn't transcribe very easily to guitar; pretty much everything ended up being a bar chord. Which means I can practise it for about 3 minutes before my left thumb is knackered ;) However, it sounds *fantastic*. I'm up to the vocal solo, and surprisingly it is going to be straight forward to oo-ah-ah-oo while keeping the bassline going, as the vocal is in the chords (which are Gm and C9). Just a case of memorising it...and putting in the 3 minutes a day practise!
I've got a couple of others on the go...talk about them next time.