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Tightening Up Our Playing

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I Can't Be Satisfied > Tightening Up Our Playing

This week we will review last weeks lesson and tighten up our playing.  We discuss pressing down on the strings instead of picking and the importance of a light touch.  Don't be afraid to put in that extra time with this song.  It is simple, but it's not easy!

Good luck.

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

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:50 Bass and Main Riff

$1./12 $1. $5.0 $1. $2./12 $1. $5.0 $1. | $3./12 $1. $5.0 $1. $3./3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. | $1./12 $1. $5.0 $1. $2./12 $1. $5.0 $1. | $3./12 $1. $5.0 $1. $3./3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. |
$1./12 $1. $5.0 $1. $2./12 $1. $5.0 $1. | $5.0.$3./12 $1. $5.0.$3.12 $1. $5.0 $1. $5.0 $1. | $5.0.$3.12\ $1. $5.0 $1. $3.\3 $1. $5.0 $1. | $3.0 $1. $5.0 $1. $5.0 $5.h4 $4.0 $1. |
$4./5 $1. $4./5 $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 $1. $3.3^.$2.0 $1. $5.0 $1. |

 

Loop 4:10 Breakdown of Second Half of Tune

$5.0.$3.0 $1. $5.0 $4.0 $4.h3 $3.0 $4.0 $1. | $5.0 $1. $4.0 $1. $3.3^.$2.0 $1. $5.0 $1. | $5.0.$3.0 $1. $5.0 $4.0 $4.h3 $3.0 $4.0 $1. | $5.0 $1. $1./5 $1. $1./5 $1. $1./5 $1. |
$5.0 $1. $4.0 $1. $5.0 $5.h4 $4.0 $1. | $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 $1. $3.3^.$2.0 $1. $5.0 $1. | $5.0.$3.0 $1. $5.0 $4.0 $4.h3 $3.0 $4.0 $1. | $5.0 $1. $1./5 $1. $1./5 $1. $1./5 $1. |

 

Loop 6:57 What to Practice This Week

 

 

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Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Aug 23, 2015

Hi Corey, I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying this tune.  It's perfect for practice in front of a campfire :-D

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Aug 29, 2015

Greetings Peter and thanks...looking forward to seeing you post something here.  

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Aug 29, 2015

Here you go Corey.  I find it really hard to keep things quiet when sliding up the E, B and G strings in the first part.  I'm damping with the edge of my picking hand, and the fingers behind the slide, but I still touch other strings when sliding.  Do you have any advice?

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Aug 23, 2015

Hi Corey -

This is my first time seriously trying to do a slide tune. I've had a slide for years but always gave up after five minutes. Even though I've never played in open A, it feels surprisingly like an old friend. My slide vibrato technique needs a lot of practice, obviously, but I hope I'm moving in the right direction with this. Thanks for the many insights! Would deeply appreciate any feedback.

Regards,

Bruce

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Aug 29, 2015

Greetings and thanks for posting.  Your finger picking sounds solid here so you have already cleared a hurdle that many find difficult.    I would say that you are moving in the right direction.  I think you should try playing with a lighter touch on your slide hand.  Also, have your tried putting it on your pinky finger?  It might give you more control.  Your slide sounds good already, just work on your vibrato, like you say and it will be even better.  Thanks...

 
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