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Jinx Blues


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In this lesson we learn Jinx Blues by Son House. This song is very similar to Screamin and Hollerin the Blues, Moon Going Down and other Charlie Patton and Willie Brown tunes. The key to playing this tune is in the rhythm so take your time. We will focus on singing later!

Good luck.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open A Tuning
Corey Harris
Slide Guitar
Son House
Jinx Blues
Open A Tuning
Delta Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:20 Open A Tuning (E A E A C# E)

Loop 0:28 Run-Through 

Loop 3:30 Breakdown of First 6 Bars (I and IV Chord)

$6.3 $1. $4.3 $1. $6.2 $1. $4.2 $1. $6.3 $1. $4.3 $1. $6.2 $1. $4.2 $1. | $6.3 $1. $4.3 $1. $6.2 $1. $4.2 $1. $6.3 $1. $4.3 $1. $6.2 $1. $3.0 $1. |
$5.0 $1. $3.3^ $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. | $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.5 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $2.0.$1.5 $2.0.$1.5 $1. $2.0.$1.3 $1. $2.0.$1.5 $1. $5.0.$4.0 $1. $4.3/.$3.3/.$2.3/ $1. |
$4./5.$3./5.$2./5 $1. $2.5.$1.8 $1. $2.5.$1.7 $2.5.$1.5 $2.5.$1.8 $1. $2.5.$1.7 $2.5.$1.5 $2.5.$1.8 $1. $5.0.$4.5.$3.5.$2.5 $1. $4.3/.$3.3/.$2.3/ $1. | $4./5.$3./5.$2./5 $1. $1.8 $1. $1.7 $1.5 $1.8 $1. $4.5.$3.5.$2.5 $1. $1.8 $1. $4.5.$3.5.$2.5.$1.8 $1. $3.0 $1. |

Loop 5:42 Breakdown of Remaining 8 Bars (14 Bar Blues)

$5.0 $1. $3.3^.$2.0 $1. $3.0 $1. $6.3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $3.0 $1. $4.3 $1. $3.0 $1. | $5.0 $1. $3.3^.$2.0 $1. $3.0 $1. $6.3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $3.0 $1. $4.3 $1. $4.0 $1. |
$5.0 $1. $3.3^ $1. $2.0 $1. $1.3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.3 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.0 $1. | $5.0.$4.0.$3.0 $1. $2.0.$1.5 $1. $2.0.$1.5 $2.0.$1.5 $2.0.$1.5 $1. $2.0.$1.3 $1. $2.0.$1.5 $1. $5.0.$4.0.$3.0.$2.0 $1. $3.2/.$2.1/.$1.0/ $1. |
$3./4.$2./3.$1.0 $1. $3.4.$2.3.$1.0 $1. $3.4.$2.3.$1.0 $1. $3.3.$2.2.$1.0 $1. $3.2.$2.1.$1.0 $1. $1. $1. $1.x.$2.x.$3.x $1. $4.1 $4.2 | $1. $1. $5.3.$4.2.$3.0.$2.1 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $4.0.$3.0.$2.0 $1. $1. $1. |
$6.3 $1. $4.3 $1. $6.2 $1. $4.2 $1. $6.0 $1. $3.0 $1. $4./5 $1. $1. $1. | $4.5.$3.0.$2.0 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

Loop 6:15 Review and Right Hand Technique

Loop 8:27 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 16, 2014

Thanks Peter!  I look forward to seeing you post here when you are ready. 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jul 14, 2014

Corey, thank you for another awesome Son House lesson.  The "string pops" was great :-D

 
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