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Drop D Solo and Ending

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Little Red Rooster > Drop D Solo and Ending

Ideally, it is in mastering small units of finger work, that we begin to assemble a tune and a song that will work and flow as a unit. The Muddy Waters riff, the solo in drop D utilizing the bass, 5th, and 4th strings, are fairly simple riffs that when combined, become a solid, tasty, unit of Blues music. When you practice, remember, you are making an effort to get all of these little individual finger work pieces to become second nature, so that you do not have to think about them. Once you have mastered them, and combined them to create a cohesive tune, you can sing on top of it, blow a rack harp (or turn into Stevie Ray Vaughan.)

I didn't write this song, but I try to play it each and every time, as if I did.

Guy Davis

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues
Chicago Blues
Howlin' Wolf
Guy Davis
Little Red Rooster

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:55 Breakdown of Drop D Solo

$6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $6.4 $5.0 $5.3 $1. $1. $4.0 $5.3 $5.0 | $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $6.4 $5.0 $5.3 $4.0 $4.2 $5.3 $4.0 $5.3 | $5.0 $1. $5.0.$3.5.$2.5 $5.0.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $5.0.$2.5.$1.5 $5.0.$4.2 $1. $4.2 $5.0 $6.2 $6.5 |
$5.0 $1. $5.0.$3.5.$2.5 $5.0.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $5.0.$2.5.$1.5 $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.2.$2.5 $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.2.$2.5 | $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $6.4 $5.0 $5.3 $1. $1. $4.0 $5.3 $5.0 | $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $6.4 $5.0 $5.3 $4.0 $4.2 $5.3 $4.0 $5.3 |
$5.0 $1. $5.0.$3.5.$2.5 $5.0.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $5.0.$2.5.$1.5 $5.0.$4.2 $1. $4.2.$3.2.$2.2 $4.4.$3.4.$2.3 $1. $4.4.$3.4.$2.3 | $5.0 $1. $5.0.$3.5.$2.5 $5.0.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $5.0.$2.5.$1.5 $5.0 $1. $4.2.$3.2 $5.0 $1. $4.0.$3.2.$2.3.$1.2 | $6.2.$5.2.$4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.0 $1. $1.0 $6.2.$3.h1 $2.0 $1.0 $6.2.$5.2.$4.2.$3.1.$2.3 $1. $4.2.$3.1.$2.3 $6.2.$5.2.$4.2 $1. $5.0.$4.0 |
$6.0.$5.0 $1. $1.3 $6.0.$5.0.$2.3^ $2.1 $3.2 $6.0.$5.0.$2.1 $1. $3.2 $6.0.$5.0.$2.3^ $2.1 $3.2 | $5.0 $1. $5.0.$3.5.$2.5 $5.0.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $5.0.$2.5.$1.5 $5.0.$4.2 $1. $4.2.$3.2.$2.2 $4.4.$3.4.$2.3 $1. $4.4.$3.4.$2.3 | $5.0 $1. $5.0.$3.5.$2.5 $5.0.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $5.0.$2.5.$1.5 $5.0 $1. $1. $4.2 $4.3 $4.4 |

 

Loop 4:37 Ending Breakdown

$1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.2.$2.3.$1.2 | $6.2.$5.2.$4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.0 $1. $1.0 $6.2.$3.h1 $2.0 $1.0 $6.2.$5.2.$4.2.$3.1.$2.3 $1. $1. $4.2 $4.3 $4.4 | $6.0.$3.5.$2.5 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13^.$1.12 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |
$5.0.$4.2.$3.2.$2.2 $1. $1. $4.5.$1.5 $1.5 $1.5 $4.4.$1.5 $1. $1.5 $4.3.$1.5 $1. $1.5 | $4.2.$1.5 $1. $6.2 $5.2.$4.2.$3.1 $1. $1. $5.0.$4.2.$3.2 $1. $1. $6.0.$5.0.$4.0.$3.2.$2.1.$1.0 $1. $1. | $6.0.$5.2.$4.2.$3.2 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

 

Loop 6:27 Making it Your Own 

Loop 9:17 Practice Loop to Bring It All Together

 

 

 

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JC Papa
JC Papa Jan 18, 2016

Hey Guy - come teach us Statesboro Blues!

Chris Shields
Chris Shields Jan 17, 2016

Hi Guy, Chris from down here in Australia loving your lessons. I'm curious, why do you call the bend or squeeze that you do up on the 13th fret of the B string whilst holding down the 12th fret of the E string "church ladies". Cheers Chris

William DeRaymond
William DeRaymond Dec 17, 2015

Thank you Guy!

cody
cody Oct 27, 2015

Awesome i love this song! hope to learn more songs from you. Maybe learn some things on the harmonica as well??? Hmmm? Thanks for the lesson I apprecaite it! Love the new cd the blues lives on!!!

JC Papa
JC Papa Oct 23, 2015

I like your rendition!  Hope you do more lessons.

Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Oct 23, 2015

Guy Davis man ... great lesson ... gonna take a long time for me but love to watch you do it. Thx

 
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