Monthly Motivation-Little Rock Getaway

If you’ve been to this site before, you know what a George Barnes nut I am. I’ve been wanting to work out his late 1930’s version of Little Rock Getaway for a long time so last week I spent every evening trying to work it out. I think I’m maxed out at about 80% of Barnes tempo. Any faster than that, the clams start flying, hahaha. I also played it at slow speed at the end of the clip for any one who wants to see the fingering that worked best for me. This is a really fun exercise and even though I’ll never get as fast as Mr. Barnes, I like to challenge myself to try.

First, you can listen to his original version and below that, the video where I’m trying to keep up!

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