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In this last lesson we review some of the the licks from the previous lesson and also go over the ending. I encourage you all to do a lot of listening to different versions fo this song so that you can come up with your own version. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Delta Blues
Corey Harris
Skip James
Devil Got My Woman
Open E Minor Tuning

Print Print Chords & Tab

loop @ 3:06 picking dynamincs

loop @ 6:45 ending

$2./5 | $6.0.$1.0 0 $4.0.$1.3 2 $6.0.$1.3 3 $4.0 $2./3 | $6.0.$1.2 2 $4.0.$1.2 2 2 $6.0.$1.2 0 $4.0 $6./5 |
$5.0.$2.0 0 0 2 3 $1.0 3 2 0 $2.3 2 | $2.0 0 2 0 2 $6.0.$2./3 $4.0.$1.0 $2.3 $1.0 | $6.0

loop @ 8:09 run-through with ending

 

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doch910tl@gmail.com
doch910tl@gmail.com Jun 19, 2017

Haven't been around for a while Corey but thought I'd work on his tune last week and here is where I'm at so far. A few missing bass notes and things - would welcome your feedback as always. Thabks, Doc. 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 06, 2017

Your playing is nice and relaxed here. It seems like you have a good handle on the beginning of three melody line but you sound unsure as to how to resolve it at the end.  Go back and listen more closely... you have almost got it !

Emmanuel
Emmanuel Jun 14, 2015

  Hello @Corey,

I enjoy my soul by practice Devil got my woman... I know i have a little problem with my thumb and also to make some variation which can bring more interest to ear... I also have o problem to thing while playing but my next step is to work in it... Can you give me some comments and advices ??? Thank you for the sharing :-)

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jun 24, 2015

Thanks for posting.  You have a good feel on the guitar and yur tempo is solid.  What you need to do now is to listen to how the bass notes work with the melody.  For example when the song goes to the four chord, the 5th string is now the bass.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Oct 25, 2012

Hello @Corey

Blast from the past...

I am still working on "Devil Git My Woman".  As you suggested, I use a metronome to help practice my rhythm.

I found that I was confused about the second section (below).  I found that was inserting/deleting beats.

After listening to your playing, and looking at the tab, I think I finally the the right things happening on beat 1

$3.2 $2.0 $1.2 | $5.0 $1.0 $2.3^ 3^ $5.0.$2.3v 0 $3.2 $2.0 $1.2 | $5.0 $1.0 $2.3^ 3^ $5.0.$2.3v 0 $2.2/3 $1.0 |
$6.0 $1.0 $4.0 $2.3 $6.0.$2.2 $1.0 $4.0 $2.2 | $6.0.$2.2/3 $1.0 $4.0 $6.0.$2.3 2 $2.0 | $3./4 /4 $4.0 $6.0 $1.0 $4.0 $2.0 2 3

Here I am playing it.  Can you confirm that I (finally) got it right?

Thanks

P

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Sep 02, 2012

@Corey... Hi Corey, I'm still trying to finish "Devil Got My Woman" before I start something new.

I'm a little confused about the structure of the song.  Ignoring the intro and the outro, I here 3 riffs, which I will call A,B and C

A

$2.8.$1.7 | $6.0.$2.8.$1.7 $2.8.$1.7 $4.0.$2.8.$1.7 $1.9 $2.8.$1.7 $6.0.$2.8.$1.7 $2.8.$1.7 $4.0 $2.0.$1.7 | $5.0 $2.0.$1.7 $2.0.$1.7 $1.9 $2.0.$1.7 $5.0.$2.8^ $2.0.$1.0


B

$3.2 $2.0 $1.2 | $5.0 $1.0 $2.3^ 3^ $5.0.$2.3v 0 $3.2 $2.0 $1.2 | $5.0 $1.0 $2.3^ 3^ $5.0.$2.3v 0 $2.2/3 $1.0 |

 

C

$6.0 $1.0 $4.0 $2.3 $6.0.$2.2 $1.0 $4.0 $2.2 | $6.0.$2.2/3 $1.0 $4.0 $6.0.$2.3 2 $2.0 | $3./4 /4 $4.0 $6.0 $1.0 $4.0 $2.0 2 3


I hear the structure of a single verse as "A B C B C".  Is this correct?

So the structure of the whole piece is

INTRO

A B C B C

A B C B C

A B C B C

A B C B C

OUTRO

 

The confusing part for me was the first verse, where the singing started on the first B.  Every other verse started on A.  Is this correct?

Many thanks for the excellent lessons

Peter

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Aug 20, 2012

@Corey...while you were doin the sound check I was here makin some music for this reading :DD....Devil Got My Woman went really usefull ^__^...Don't know why but to me songs in minor tuning fit well with the voice of Jadel...

William Angalik
William Angalik Aug 11, 2012

Internet research on various versons of Devil Got My Woman. Jack Owens - 1904 - 1997  used fingerpicks to achieve a brighter, louder tone and maintained a solid beat with his foot. Unlike Skip James, who considered his own playing to be art music intended for close listening, Owens created music that was well-suited for dancing and drinking. The two men shared a common repertory of lyrics, melodies and guitar figures, but the overall tonality of their music differed greatly. James’ style of playing had more in common with the Piedmont Blues of the East Coast than with the Delta Blues of his native Mississippi.    Note source -(Remembering Jack Owens), (Skip James Official Site for Songs, Lyrics, Tabs, Blues Lessons By John Cephas)

 

 
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