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Hammock Blues


Rhythm and Melody

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Hammock Blues > Rhythm and Melody

In this lesson we will learn one of my favorite tunes from Charlie Patton, Hammock Blues. This is a simple song and a good exercise in rhythm, fingerpicking and slide-playing all at once! Take your time and learn the basic moves and keep it simple! Good luck.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open G Tuning
Corey Harris
Open G Tuning
Hammock Blues
Charley Patton
Slide Guitar

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:35 Run-Through of Hammock Blues

Loop 4:52 Breakdown of Rhythm and Melody

Loop 7:18 Practice Loop of Rhythm and Melody

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Loop 8:02 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Apr 20, 2014

That's a great song!  Thanks for introducing it to us @Corey

I think I will learn it lying on my Hammock :-D

I found the lyrics if anyone else is interested.  There's an interesting reference to the "Parchman train" which ties this to the last lesson.

http://www.lyricstime.com/charley-patton-hammer-blues-lyrics.html

 

 
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