Corey Harris

Lesson >

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed

Bassline and Melody

We're re-issuing one of Corey's most popular lessons with re-mastered video, new sheet music and updated loop points. From Corey:

I am not sure who wrote this song, but Blind Willie Johnson and Fred McDowell both have great versions. In this video I introduce the song, bass line and melody. Even though the bass is simple, pay special attention to your rhythm and timing when playing the song. Focus on the bass first and then hum the melody while playing the bass. Learn the melody on the guitar and then combine the two lines. Link me on the site with any questions or comments.




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

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:07 Open E Tuning

Loop 2:20 Run-Through of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 7:04 Slide Technique and Major Scale

Loop 10:25 Breakdown of Bass and Melody

Loop 17:52 Closing Thoughts




Log in to leave a comment

Login-popup-sm Login-popup-banner

Member Log In

Forgot your password? Click here

New To Sonic Junction?

See Sign Up Info >


New To Sonic Junction?

Try 2 Lessons Free