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Fulton Blues


Intro and Main Section

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Fulton Blues > Intro and Main Section

In this lesson I introduce my tune, Fulton Blues, in the key of C. The lyrics talk about the history of the town that later became Richmond, VA. I have always loved the music of Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Blake and this song reminds me a little of that Piedmont, East Coast guitar style. Learning this tune will give you some ideas in the key of C, which is an important key for acoustic blues. Start out slow and make sure you get the rhythm first.

Full-joy it!

Corey

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Fingerpicking
Corey Harris
Blind Blake
Fulton Blues
Blind Boy Fuller

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:18 Run-Through of Fulton Blues

Loop 4:20 inspiration and "Riding on a Horse" Rhythm

Loop 5:32 Breakdown of Intro

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Loop 6:15 Breakdown of Main Section with Chords 

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Loop 7:40 Using the Open G String as a Breath

Loop 9:04 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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cliff holliday
cliff holliday Mar 30, 2015

Just joined Sonic Junction and I really love your approach to acoustic blues !  Thanks so much for making this material available. I can't decide where to start , so many great tunes! As soon as I improve a little I'll post a video. Thanks again to you Corey Harris!!!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Apr 10, 2015

Thanks Cliff and welcome to Sonic Junction.  Try starting with Catfish blues and see if that works for you as a first tune.  Jump right in....

 

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