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Jack of Diamonds

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In this lesson I have slowed down the fingerpicking so that hopefully you can get a better idea of what is going on. I review how to hold the slide and how to postition your thumb to make sliding easier. I look forward to your comments!


Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Acoustic Blues
Slide Guitar
Open E Tuning
Jack of Diamonds

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loop @ 0:49 to practice the picking rhythm


loop @ 2:15 to practice with Corey


loop @ 3:12 to practice the very slowly


loop @ 4:05 to practice melody alone


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


loop @ 13:00 to practice melody variation


loop @ 14:03 to practice with Corey backing you up


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Corey Harris
Corey Harris Feb 19, 2014

@ Steve...I guess just write them out...if you need any help just let me know.  Interesting to me that there are a lot of versions to this tune.  I never knew!!  Good luck.

steven cohen
steven cohen Feb 14, 2014

Mr. Harris:   I have tried to find the words to your version of this song. When I google lyrics for this song, I get a lot of versioins that do not correspond with your version.  Any suggestions other than to write them out by listening on your CD?

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 19, 2012

@Corey...I was telling Mike the same thing :))...Right now It's difficoult for me to catch the slide the way you do...I've never seen it before but I think it's better too...I can hear the difference...I think it's only a matter of practice :) 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Mar 19, 2012

@ Alex...thanks for uploading.  Try playing the lines much more slowly and pay extra attention to slide control.  I can hear that sometimes the slide is hitting notes that shouldn't be there.  If you pay more attention to playing very slowly, then it will sound better when you play faster.  Also try to put the fingers more together on your left hand so that they are almost on top of the slide (I think I talked about this earlier).

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 19, 2012

@Mike....thanks!!!!! The most challenging thing for me is to make that kind of ending sound live as much as possible...also the vibrato is difficoult and I still have problems in holding the slide as Corey explained in the last lesson!!!! And my resonator guitar is terrible....last week I tried a triolian national guitar....I don't even need to touch the strings...It played almost alone and It had an incredible sustain!!!! Wow!!!!! :)) then I Hope to see your video very soon....

Plus....check your email....we have good news!!! ;)

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Mar 19, 2012

@ Mike...will do.  Thanks for the suggestion.  Good luck with it...

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 19, 2012

@Alex .. you sound GREAT !  I'm going to post a video in a day or two.  Fun seeing you play it.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Mar 19, 2012's my video...I haven't practiced this tune a lot....I focused my attention more on Catfish and Everybody...Could you take a look at Catfishblues lesson4/Everybody Ought to lesson 4?...I've upload new videos

By the way....The end of this lesson is the best of all!!! ^__^ Legalize it!!! :DDD

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 17, 2012

Hey Corey .. I'm getting it!  It's amazing what happens when you practice slowly and then sleep .. and try again the next day.  I will post a video later this week.

For me, it would help if you could break down the bridge really slow next week .. thanks!

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