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For this lesson I wanted to show you all some good licks to make the tune more exciting. I also will demonstrate ideas for beginning and ending songs.  Thanks again for all the feedback and please let me know if there is something you need help with.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Delta Blues

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The first end riff is

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The second ending riff is

$1.0 2 5 2h3p2p0 $2./2 $3.2 | %X/X.X/X.X/X.8/2.7/1.8/3 %X/X.X/X.X/X.9/2.8/1.9/3 |

 

 

 

 

The simpler walk down is

$4.5.$1.5 $4.5.$1.5 $4.4.$1.5 $4.4.$1.5 $4.3.$1.5 $4.3.$1.5 $4.2.$1.5 | $1.0 2 %X/X.X/X.2/1.2/1.2/1.3/3[A7]

 

 

 

 

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Jamie J
Jamie J Sep 15, 2014

Hi Corey,
Thanks for a lot of great lessons, I really love your style of teaching!

Anyway, this is what I ended up with after some practice. I tried to change my English accent :). I currently have a cold so my voice has a slighty different tone than usual. I think my guitar needs some more practice to sound really fluent. My new guitar has 12's on and I am just getting used to them as I have never played 12's before. Any criticisms/help would be great.

Thanks,

J

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Sep 25, 2014

Hi Jay...you play the lines on the guitar very well and your guitar has a nice sound.  Your voice is steady and I like how you keep it simple and you sing the lines clearly.  You need to work on your rhythm on this song.  Find out where the ONE is and  learn how to mark time while tapping your foot.  Once you do that the song will feel more comfortable to play.  Thanks for posting.  Enjoy....

Jamie J
Jamie J Sep 26, 2014

Thanks for the feedback Corey. :D

Tom M.
Tom M. Jul 22, 2014

I feel I gotta share this one ...

 

 

MOURE
MOURE Aug 17, 2013

Hi Corey,

Et voila, second try, I work on the singing but I feel not yet satisfied. I should go in US, to get the accent. Do you have a special accent? Where does it come from? Is there still areas (like in the old times, Mississipi or Louisiane state) where many traditionnal bluesman musician live, or you can find them anywhere. Is there traditionnal blues from north america? or it all come from the mississipi delta? Sorry to ask so many question. Maybe it's better I read books about it. Do you have any recommandation?

thank u very much!

Christo

Corey Wiscomb
Corey Wiscomb May 31, 2014

Christo, sounds like you need to see the Martin Scorsese documentary on the blues... you'll be even more stoked on the lessons you're taking afterward, I guarantee!!!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Sep 25, 2014

Nice work in the guitar playing and your rhythm is good.  As for accent just sing how it feels comfortable to you.  Don't think about trying to sound like someone else.  There are some places in the south where you can find traditional bluesmen.  For example, in Virginia we have Jeff Scott, and in North Carolina there is John Dee Holeman.  Some traditional players such as Michael Roach and Eric Bibb, live overseas.  Search on Google for more info.

MOURE
MOURE Aug 09, 2013

Thank u Corey! It's really helpful and inspiring to have your feedback. I'll try to work on my singing.

CU

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Aug 08, 2013

@MOURE...I think you sound good here.  Your singing is good and you hold the notes well.  I would say that you only need to change the phrasing (rhythm of how you sing the words) just a little to make the words fit better in some spots...listen to other singer and then just do what comes natural to you.  a change in phrasing could be the difference between 'soon-er or lat-er' (stretching it out) and 'sooner or later'...i hope that is clear.  as for your guitar I don't think that answer would be to play harder...i think we should try to play as lightly as we can, brushing the strings using the action mostly from the wrist.  you dampen / mute strings well and you play with a good rhythm.  keep it up!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Aug 08, 2013

@claudio...thanks for the comments.  i just want you to know that it doesn't matter how good you are.  we are here to help you along your musical journey so feel free to post whatever you like.  you already know it takes time, so just pick up your guitar and enjoy the ride.  thanks!

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Aug 04, 2013

Si è vero...me ne sono accorto anche io...avere la padronanza dell'indipendenza del pollice rispetto all'indice e il medio ti torna mooolto utile anche in altri generi....all'inizio secondo me è utile, oltre che studiare dei pezzi, fare degli esercizi di fingerpicking...in rete c'e ne dovrebbero essere diversi...l'importante è non avere fretta e fare gli esercizi molto lentamente...vedrai che i risultati arriveranno da soli! Catfish è un pezzo tosto se si è agli inizi e poi è uno dei masterpiece di Corey e di conseguenza lui ci tiene molto che venga fatto in una certa maniera.....secondo me per iniziare i pezzi meno ostici potrebbero essere  Running and Hiding , Jack o Diamonds per lo slide e Special Rider che non è assolutamente facile ma il fatto che sia in accordatura aperta e con delle posizioni sul manico "semplici" un pò aiuta..e poi ha delle sonorità pazzesche che ti fa venire molta voglia di studiare....per lo slide Corey spiega anche come impugnarlo..è molto importante..anche li, anni ed anni sbagliando, finchè qualcuno mi ha spiegato a dovere come fare...e ancora oggi c'e da lavorare...specie quando vado a suonare sulla seconda corda..insomma è un viaggio lungo ed affascinante...

se poi sei un chitarrista di blues elettrico...beh perchè non aprofittare anche delle lezioni di Duke? ;))) 

In bocca a lupo...se hai bisogno puoi chiedermi il contatto su fb...:)

A presto

Alex

claudio
claudio Aug 04, 2013

Thanks to everybody for the kinds words.

Alex, grazie per il tuo post, sì per me che ho sempre suonato con il plettro e suono principalmente blues elettrico é molto dura. Non ho mai suonato con le dita e per impare dei passaggi, che forse per te sono semplici impiego molto tempo. 

Sono un amante del blues o meglio sono pazzo di blues ed ho deciso di imparare anche questo stile poichè tutto il blues moderno deriva da qui, mi sto rendendo conto che imparare questo stile mi fa crescere sullo strumento in tutti gli altri ambiti.

Ho scoperto il sito per caso navigando su google.

 

 

Hey guys I will try to post as soon as something decent comes out feom my fingers.

loving sonic junction, thank to every body

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Aug 03, 2013

sorry guys...this time in Italian....it's easier....

 

Ciao Claudio, io sono un chitarrista acustico ed appassionato del genere ben prima di iscrivermi a Sonic Junction. Quindi per me è sicuramente più facile stare dietro a Corey rispetto a te che vieni dal blues elettrico. L'unica cosa che ti posso dire è di fregartene della qualità dei video..nel senso..alla fine siamo qua per imparare e paradossalmente più errori ci sono e più è facile correggere cose che se nessuno ti fa notare te le porti dietro per anni...un pò come successo a me. e poi è proprio divertente....tanto non dobbiamo dimostrare niente a nessuno..non siamo sul palco, siamo in classe..anche se virtuale..Corey è un ottimo insegnante...nel senso che lui ha in generale l'attitudine all'insegnamento. E' stato in Africa per insegnare..non chitarra ovviamente...quindi è nella sua indole....E' molto esigente ma al tempo stesso giusto.....se c'e da farti una critica te la fa sempre in maniera costruttiva..e quando ti dice che hai fatto un buon lavoro è perchè l'hai fatto il buon lavoro...spesso gli americani tendono sempre a dirti "bravo"...Corey non è esattamente così...Se te lo dice (ed accade raramente) è perchè lo pensa...Se vieni dal blues elettrico all'inizio sarà molto dura per te...ma se mi posso permettere...non ti devi scoraggiare per questo...anzi devi essere uno stimolo....Vedrai che ti divertirai anche a registrare delle cazzate salvo poi leggere Corey dirti....io ti suggerirei di......è tipico suo ed è molto divertente...

 

Se posso farti una domanda...come sei venuto a conoscenza del sito?

MOURE
MOURE Aug 03, 2013

Hello Claudio,

I think you should try to post, it's fun to do it. when I recorded my homework I made many progress, because I wanted to show something not too bad. So I record it almost 30 times before I post this last one. I used to play guitar a long time ago but there was nothing like sonic junction before. With great artists that are willing to explain very slowly, and the possibility to exchange with them. So far I'm happy to join it I hope I'll have time to continue. 

C u later

Christophe

 

claudio
claudio Aug 02, 2013

Hi guys, I am studying this song since I joined sonic junction more than 1 week ago.

I have leraned Catfish blues as well but still can't play those songs

I can know play them but still having some trouble on singing and playing. I love learning this kind of blues but I found it difficult and it takes time.

All of you here at the sonic junction are very good guitarist and I don't know I will post something I am not that good.

Anyway it is a long journey even for you to learn these songs or do you learn them easily.

Anyway very good staff here thank for sharing.

C.

MOURE
MOURE Jul 29, 2013

Hi Corey,

Thanks to share. Your lesson is very clear. I had some hard time to damp the bass, I wasn't sure about it. What do you think? I have the feeling that the sound of the guitar is not loud enough, maybe I should play harder.

I wait for your feedback

Thanks

Christophe

 

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 19, 2012

@Corey....Here's Everybody ought to change....I've also noticed that this tune is quite similar to Stop Breakin Down of Robert Johnson...Then I tried to throw in that song the licks that I learnt from Everybody Ought to....It's not that bad, isn't it? :))

 

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Jan 12, 2012

hy Corey,

thank you for the critics. :) I'll try to slow down that b section. I need to be more patient, I suppose!!! :))) Another problem I have is that in general I tend to speed up when I play..

I've uploaded another video in Catfish blues lesson 4. Could you please give a look also at it when you have some time? and by the way, I've seen the picture of your trip in Mali...they're great. I love the one where you're eating with that beautifull malian woman!!!!! I Hope to see next time some new pictures from Addis Abeba, Lalibela and Asmara!!!! ;)))))

Bless 

Alex 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jan 11, 2012

@ Allessandro...good job.  Dig the tune.  I would say slow down that B section until is sounds right.  I can hear what you want to do...just give your self some time and it will come together.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Jan 11, 2012

Hy corey,

here's my second upload....It's not Everybody ought to change but Mississippi blues..It's a tune that I love and I've been practicing it only by one month. In this tune I inserted the liks you tought us...I still have problems in the b section and the turnaround, I think...any critics?

Ciao Alex

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 22, 2011

@assanhado...Thanks for checking out the lessons on sonic junction and thanks for the feedback.  Don't have any work in Australia right now...be well.

 

C H

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 07, 2011

You got it Mike.

Thanks

C H

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Dec 06, 2011

Hi Corey .. I'm enjoying those turnarounds / endings.  Especially the first more harmonic one.  Great series .. will try and post a video in the next couple days for your feedback.  Thanks!

 
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