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I Can't Be Satisfied


Singing and Endings

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I Can't Be Satisfied > Singing and Endings

For this weeks lesson I give you two different ideas for endings. Try them out and go with what works best for you. I also want you to make sure that you review the previous lessons as best as you can. It is a good idea to practice right before you go to bed and first thing in the morning, if you can. This will help the song sink into your head faster if you are having difficulty.

Finally I talk about singing the tune and my explain my approach. I really dig this song and I hope that you have enjoyed learning it.

Honor!

Corey

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open A Tuning
Corey Harris
Muddy Waters
Slide Guitar
Open A Tuning
I Can't Be Satisfied

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Loop 1:45 Fast Ending Breakdown

Loop 2:50 Practice Loop of Fast Ending

$4./7 $1. $4./7 $1. $1. $1. $4.0 $1. | $4./7 $1. $4./7 $1. $1. $1. $4.0 $1. | $4.5 $1. $4.5 $1. $1. $1. $4.0 $1. | $4./3 $1. $1. $1. $5./3 $1. $1. $1. |
$5.0 $1. $1.5 $1.3 $1. $1.2 $1.0 $1. $3.3^.$2.0 $5.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0.$2.0 | $5.0.$4.0.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0 $1. $4.2.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0 $4.3.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

 

Loop 3:30 Slow Ending

$4./7 $1. $4./7 $1. $1. $1. $4.0 $1. | $4./7 $1. $4./7 $1. $1. $1. $4.0 $1. | $4.5 $1. $4.5 $1. $1. $1. $4.0 $1. | $4./3 $1. $1. $1. $5./3 $1. $1. $1. |
$5.0 $1. $3.0 $4.3.$3.0 $1. $4.3.$3.0 $4.2.$3.0 $1. $3.0 $5.3^ $1. $4.0 | $5.0.$4.0.$3.0.$2.0 $1. $1.0 $5.0.$1.2 $1. $1. $1./3 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

 

 

Loop 5:01 Chord Ending

$4.3.$2.0.$1.3 $1. $4.3.$2.0.$1.3 $4.2.$2.1.$1.2 $1. $4.2.$2.1.$1.2 $4.1.$2.2.$1.1 $1. $4.1.$2.2.$1.1 $4.0.$3.0.$2.2.$1.0 $1. $5./4 | $4.0 $1. $4.3.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

 

Chord Ending Vairation

$4.3.$2.0.$1.3 $1. $4.3.$2.0.$1.3 $4.2.$2.1.$1.2 $1. $4.0.$2.0.$1.0 $4.1.$2.2.$1.1 $1. $4.1.$2.2.$1.1 $4.0.$3.0.$2.2.$1.0 $1. $4.0 | $4.2 $1. $4.0 $4.3.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

 

Loop 6:00 Approach to Singing the Tune

Loop 6:41 Singing Example

Loop 7:16 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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lazarlem
lazarlem Sep 01, 2015

But what bothers me is the lyrics which I'll post below. I noticed you don't sing all the verses. The words are from another time and era.  The Woman  has done something that makes him want to kill her and yet he still wants her with him. Or so it seems. Am I wrong?  We had a woman doing Skip James wrong in Devil Got my Woman, but it felt differently.  IWhat I can do is change some words around or write verses that keep with the intention of the song.  I invite others to do the same.

I would rather share some things not in public. Is there a way to do that?  Do you have a special Gmail only for Spnic Junction or would that be too tiresome.

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 07, 2016

Yes I don't sing all the verses,  As you know, many blues songs have several verses so for the sake of brevity here I sometimes pcik and choose.  Don't take the words literally...it is poetry in reaction to reality and not reality itself.

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Aug 29, 2015

Oh, one more question: Now that I've got a guitar that's usually in open A, I'm looking for more songs to do in that tuning. Could you kindly point out some ot your other lessons utilizing that tuning? Mike: it would be neat if there was a way to do a search for that on the site. If there already is, my apologies for missing it.

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Aug 29, 2015

Hi again, Corey. Here's another version watching out more for the tempo and string control (muting). I think it feels much better, or at least, I feel much better about it. ;-)  Thanks again for your insights. This is a great one that I'll be happy to keep playing as part of my repertoire. 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Aug 28, 2015

Hi Corey -

How's this sound? I probably ought to learn the words a bit better, but over I think the feel is ok with occasional lapses in accuracy. But this music shouldn't be *too* polished, right?  :-) I miss that incredible bass by Willie Dixon on Muddy's version. Would be a lot of fun to play with a guy doing that part!

Still working on getting to that ending without it sounding too abrubt. Very enjoyable lesson, thanks very much for it.

Bruce

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Aug 29, 2015

Greetings I see you have made steady progress and you are playing more confidenly here.  I would encourage you to try slowing it down a little bit as it sounds a little rushed.  Take you rtime on the strings and try and minimize playing the open srings...experiment with damping and muting the strings and that give you a more dynamic sound.  I like the way you ended the song.  Thanks for posting.

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Aug 29, 2015

Thank you, Corey! I will endeavor to incorporate your suggestions! I can definitely hear that it sounds rushed. In regards to your prior comments, I did try the slide on my little finger and I found it uncomfortable, but this may be a factor of finding the right slide. My fingers are kind of short, and it seems like most slides I try are meant for folks blessed with longer fingers. It may be worth spending some time at the music store playing with different slides, because I can see the advantage of having that other finger free. Again, many thanks for the inspiring lessons!  

 
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