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This week I focus on slide control, muting/damping, and how to get it to sound more like a human voice. As always, take your time and pay attention to the little details. I look forward to hearing from you all.

Thanks.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning

Print Print Chords & Tab

loop @ 1:25 to practice the melody slowly

 

loop @ 3:32 to practice the melody with fall offs

 

loop @ 4:20 to practice the lower melody

 

loop @ 5:02 to practice melody variations

 

loop @ 7:00 to practice brusing the bass

 

loop @ 10:52 to practice with the full run through

 

loop @ 14:40 to practice with Corey backing you up

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Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 16, 2012

@Corey.....grazie, a presto!!! :))

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 14, 2012

I tell you Corey ... your slide playing sounds so beautiful ... and mine's like a drunk cat!  I'm still working on getting the melody and bass together.  It's easier this time compared to Keep Your Lamp Trimmed ... but I still need a lot of work to get it to come naturally so I can concentrate on the melody with the slide.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Mar 13, 2012

@Alex...you welcome.  Good luck with the gig.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 13, 2012

@Corey........oh now I seeeeeee :DDDDDD....yes, we call it....Jack di Danari...litteraly translated Jack of money!!! :))))

Thanks for the lyrics...now I have no excuses!!!!! :)))) You are, how we say in Italian, really a in leg man!!!!

@Mike....sure I'll upload the video if someone will do it!!! :))) I'll play at Alto Tasso. It is a little wine bar in one of the most central squares of Bologna...They usually organise really cool jazz concerts but lately also some blues...take a look here....you will find, some pages after, also my picture...I had Dreadlocks before but I had to cut them because of babylon..I'm sure Corey dislike this..It was unfortunately the compromise to find a job, but at the end, at least, I sucedeed..:)))

http://www.altotasso.com/Musica/

I've seen the fb button below....this is great ;))) Check your email if you can!! ;)))

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Mar 13, 2012

@Alex...

 

Well I played him in the spring / and he never won a thing / jack o diamonds is a hard card to play

Well I played him in the fall / and he never won at all / jack o diamonds is a hard card to play

Well I played him against the 'tre (three) / and that move like to make me say / jack o diamonds...

Well I played him against the four / til the jack ran in the door / jack o diamonds...

Well I played him against the five / and that move like to make me cry / jack o diamonds...

Well I played him against the six / and that move like to make me sick / jack o diamonds...

Well I played him against the queen / and it turned my money green / jack o diamonds...

Well I played him against the king / and it made the dealer sing / jack o diamonds...

Well I played him against the ace / and it was a starvation in my face / jack o diamonds...

Well I told you last week / just as plain as a man could speak / I'ma send you to your papa baby

 

Jack o diamonds is card in the deck.  Maybe yall have a different name for it in Italia. 

 

I will teach Preaching Blues soon.  I would like to get everyone more grounded on playing slide first.

 

Good luck and thanks.

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 13, 2012

Hi Alex .. great you may be playing in a club in May.  Have someone take some video!  Would be great to see it.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 13, 2012

@Corey...thanks....:) Now I'm workin again on catfish blues and Everybody Ought to change because it's very possible that by the end of may I'll play in a club here in Bologna..They're organising a kind of blues festival and the owner was really satisfied the last times I played there..I'll advertise Sonic Junction, off course!!! :DDD....anyway, I'm workin also on this tune and I'd like to play this too in that club but I miss the lyrics...I made some researches on the web but this time really I couldn't find...there are several different versions of this song...the only words I can catch are...Jack of Diamonds is a hard card to play.....plus....what does this jack of diamond means?!?!!?!?!?!?! 

I found also this video of you playin preacher blues and I was impressed by your right hand tecnique..Are you goin to teach us also this tune?

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Mar 12, 2012

@ Alex...I like to use 0.12 strings.  I don't think it matters who makes them...but I use D'Addario.  If you like 0.13 then stick with that.  I think that bronze strings are better, too.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 12, 2012

@Corey..thanks for the lesson :)....Palm muting and slide control is the most challenging and important thing for me to study when I play slide. I'm not so interested in speak too fast with my guitar. just a very classic question..Whick kind of strings would you reccomend to play slide with an acoustic guitar? I'm using 0.13 D'addario mabye just because it shoud be easier to have a cleaner sound with fatter strings...I found that bronze strings are better, for me off course, rather than posphor bronze that I prefer to use when I play standard...

 

 
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