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Variations & Slide Technique

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61 Highway > Variations & Slide Technique

In this lesson we review what we covered in the first lesson. I demonstrate some variations to the main riff and I also discuss slide technique and how to mute the strings with your fingers. Enjoy....

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Open E Tuning
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Highway 61

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Open E Tuning (E B E G# B E). Highway 61 background listening: Mississippi Fred McDowel

loop @ 1:03 review main riff

loop @ 2:17 slide technique

loop @ 4:45 variations in slide line

$1./3 $1. $1./3 $1./3 $1. $1./3 $1./3 $1. $2./5 $1. $1. $1.0 | $2./3 $1. $1.0 $1./3 $1. $1./3 $1.0 $2.3 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 |
$6.0 $1. $4.0 $4./3 $1. $4./2 $4.0 $5./3 $4.0 $6./3 $1. $4.0 | $6.0 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 |

roll variation 

$1./3 $1. $1./3 $1./3 $1. $1./3 $1./3 $1. $2./5 $1. $1. $1.0 | $2./3 $1. $1.0 $1./3 $1. $1./3 $1.0 $2.3 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 |
$6.0 $1. $4.0 $4./3 $1. $4./2 $4.0 $5./3 $4.0 $6.3^ $5.0 $4.0 | $6.0 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 |

picking variation

$1./3 $1. $1./3 $1./3 $1. $1./3 $1./3 $1. $2./5 $1. $1. $1.0 | $2./3 $1. $1.0 $1./3 $1. $1./3 $1.0 $2.3 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 |
$6.0 $1. $4.3.$1.0 $4.2.$1.0 $4.0.$1.0 $5.3.$1.0 $5.2.$1.0 $5.0.$1.0 $6.3^ $1. $4.0.$1.0 | $6.0 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 |

loop @ 8:07 main riff variation

$6.0 | $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. | $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $2.0.$1.0 $6.3^ $1. $4.0 |
$6.0 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. | $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1.0 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 |
$6.0 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. | $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $1. $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. $6.0 $4.0.$2.h2 $2.0.$1.0 $6.3^ $1. $4.0 |

 

 

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Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Jul 30, 2013

@Corey...thanks for the feedbak in this and the others lessons :)

About the guitar...I've tried many different strings in this last period with different gauges too and I think that 0,12 is better. I like 0,13 but as I have only 12fret I can't tune 1 step down. I usually like D'Addario but in this guitar I prefer Gibson strings that usually are not, in my opinion, of good quality but with this tanglewood parlor guitar they sound good enough and they're 5 euros cheaper...I've heard also that the sound of the guitar change the more you play...after many years off course...and obviously wood...

I was wondering of which kind of wood is made your guitar. I went to the website of Luthier Gernandt hoping to find the information but there wasn't for a fantastic reason...He does the guitar according to the preferences of the customer. I only found the size. I'm going to write him an email to have an idea of what could be the price of a guitar "fatta su misura"

thank you again, as always! :))

Ciao

Alex

Dave-ja -voo
Dave-ja -voo Jul 29, 2013

@ Correy ,hope this finds you well,

Thank you, I will try working on the variations more it dose sound repetitive, my timeing has always been a problem as soon as I press record or play in front of people I dont know it gose straight to fast forward.The little slide up the neck in the intro is an attempt at doing what you did in your intro of the run through I think the main difference is you do it well.Thank you again for your advice and taking the time to listen I really apprecate it

          Cheers Dave

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 29, 2013

@Dave ja voo...sounds like you got a good foundation.  I would say now to slow it down a little bit and listen for the little variations now.  Its a real simple tune and it can sound like the same thing over and over again but we need to add the little varitation to make it more interesting.  I like your tone on the slide.  There was a part in the beginning where the slide went up the neck to a high note for a quick second and I was wondering if you meant to do that...

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 29, 2013

@Alex...I would suggest that you use the one of the fingers behind the slide to lightly rest on the strings and this will also dampen sounds when you life the slide off the string.  Also try putting your fingers behind the slide even closer together so that they are almost on top of each other.  Also you are missing a pull of that happens at the end of the slide phrase before you play the lower octave riff.  It is a pull of on the third string first fret.  Crucial lick!  Watch the video again.  Thanks as always Alex.

Dave-ja -voo
Dave-ja -voo Jul 25, 2013

Hi Correy,Hope this finds you well, 

Just want to say thanks for another great lesson ,

heres what I have so far,still working on it and getting a cleaner sound each day

Cheers Dave

 

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Jul 23, 2013

@Corey..this feedback it's more about tryin to avoid the noise on the 2nd string....I've tried to hold the slide straight and oblique but I feel more comfortable the first way...hope to here you soon!

I've posted a video on the IV lesson of Catfish...I've even took a look to all our past lesson....thanks a lot for everything..I feeli like I improved a lot during this year...

Ciao

Alex

 
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