By request, here's the piano solo from one
of Elton's best rock and roll songs. You better have some
serious talent to pull off this one! This is a straight rock-blues
solo that's played at a lightening pace, yet Elton's playing
is never out of control. He rips through it with all
the rhythmic precision that only a virtuoso has.
Believe it or not, I think I've given you a simplified
left hand from what he actually plays. In these guitar dominant
it's hard to hear the left hand. Using the dvd version of
this song in slow motion and carefully adjusting the EQ on
the cd, I was able to hear the top note of the left hand.
This is a great example of a blues solo that's derived from
the traditions of boogie woogie. Good luck!