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C C Rider


Melody and Bass

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C C Rider > Melody and Bass

In this video we will begin to learn the classic blues song, CC Rider, a staple of the blues songbook. I begin by playing my version of the tune and slowing it down so you can hear what is going on. I also focus on the slide work and the basic lines you will need to play this song. Learn the basic riff with the alternating bass and then you will be ready to add a few embellishments that I will show you all in the coming weeks. I hope that you enjoy it.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open A Tuning
Corey Harris
Slide Guitar
Open A Tuning
CC Rider
Leadbelly

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Introduction to CC Rider

Loop 1:48 Open A Tuning

Loop 2:16 Run-Through

Loop 6:04 Breakdown of Alternating Bass and Melody

Loop 8:08 Slow Run-Through of Bass and Melody Together

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Loop 8:56 Closing Thoughts and What to Practice

 

 

 

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Bruno Mothe
Bruno Mothe Oct 24, 2017

Hi Corey, this time i've tried to play some slide guitar, so i'm sending this video of CC Rider. Hope to get your feedback on what should be improved.

Thanks!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Oct 25, 2017

Greetings Bruno. Good work. I would suggest that you mute the strings a little more to get the sound of the side more isolated. It sounds like the open B string is ringing out more than it needs to here. Also listen closely to the notes that you are playing on the slide. It sounds like at times you are just a little bit flat, almost getting to the notes but not all the way. Also the descending riff from the 12th fret-- try not to use it every time, maybe once or twice. Your guitar sounds good and your tempo is also good. Thanks for posting

Jamie J
Jamie J Aug 27, 2014

Hello Corey,

I am finding it difficult to to the melody and the alternating bass on the IV chord.... I can do the melody and the non-alternating bass on the IV chord but I can't do alternating bass and the melody specifically on the IV chord yet. I am fine doing the alternating bass on the I but not on the IV.

Any tips? 

Thanks!

David Luland
David Luland Aug 24, 2014

What slide are you using? 

Thanks

 
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