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Intro & Alternating Bass

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Diddy Wah Diddy > Intro & Alternating Bass

In this weeks lesson we will learn Blind Blake's Diddy Wah Diddy. We start out with learning the intro and alternating bass before tackling the whole tune. I hope you enjoy it and take your time.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Blind Blake
Slide Guitar
Open E Tuning
Diddy Wah Diddy

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Diddy Wah Diddy background listening: Blind Blake

loop @ 1:00 Open E Tuning (E B E G# B E)

loop @ 1:10 Run-Through

loop @ 3:01 Alternating Bass (12 Bar Blues after Intro)

$6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. | $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. | $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. |
$6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. | $5.2 $1. $4.0.$3.1 $1. $5.2 $1. $4.0.$3.1 $1. | $5.2 $1. $4.0.$3.1 $1. $5.2 $1. $4.0.$3.1 $1. |
$6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. | $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. | $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.1 $1. $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.1 $1. |
$5.2 $1. $4.0.$3.1 $1. $5.2 $1. $4.0.$3.1 $1. | $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0 $1. | $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.1 $1. $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.1 $1. |

loop @ 3:50 Intro Breakdown

loop @ 4:28 Practice Intro Slowly 

$6.3 | $5.0 $1. $5.0 $4.2.$2.0.$1.2 $1. $5.0.$2.2^ $1.0 $4.0 $5.1 | $5.2 $1. $4.0.$2.2.$1.0 $1. $6.3.$1.0 $1. $4.0.$1.0 $1.0 | $6.0 $1./4 $1.\2 $1.0 $2.2 $1.0 $4.3 $3.0 |
$4.0 $1. $6.3 $5.0 $4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.2 $1. $1. $1. $1. |

loop @ 8:50 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Nov 11, 2013

thanks Corey...I think you mean when I'm on the turnaround....I do on the first string  fret 3 and 2 instead of 4 and 2...right???

It's very fast for me this tune...It's interesting also the way you're picking the strings when you go to the B chord in the intro right before starting the verse...you're not picking IV and Ist string exacly at the same time...there's a little space that really makes the difference...We discussed about it some time ago...Do you remember the flamenco conversation..etc?!?!? It would be interesting if you could go deeper in this...thanks again! Alex

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Nov 08, 2013

@Alex...nice job with the fingerpicking...go back and listen to the slide line it sounds like you should maybe begin it perhaps a fret higher...listen closely to how I play it.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Nov 08, 2013

@JD...you're welcome.  I always wanted to play it but wanted to do it a little differently from the original.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Nov 05, 2013

@Corey...here's my attempt at the intro....

@Jd...nice nice Job!!

 

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Nov 04, 2013
  • Hello Corey,
  • here's my first try. It's a draft. The intro is not very clear and there's a lot of strings that shoudn't be ringing (and i should not sing before playing well the backinguitar but i wanted to play it quickly...)
  • Otherwise, there's a lick i'm not sure that i play it well on the first E bars of the verse with the C# on the second string. I don’t know if you play it with the thumb or the index… I hope you can explain it in the next lessons ?
  • thanks
  • JD

 

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Nov 04, 2013

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Nov 03, 2013

@Corey and everybody else....excuse me...could you tell me what diddy wah diddy mean?!?!!? :DDD...really nice and hard tune to play!! :)

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Nov 02, 2013

Cool !! I love this song and i wanted to ask about it in the forum :) ! I've worked it in C a little but i knew you've play a slide version in open E and wanted to learn it ! Thanks a lot Corey

Dave-ja -voo
Dave-ja -voo Nov 01, 2013

Wow,Thanks for another great lesson. Still making my way through John Henry's alternating bass,but its coming together slowly.

     Cheers Dave

 

 
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