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Little Red Rooster > Performance and Chords

In this lesson, I'll introduce to you the song Little Red Rooster. In a moment we are going to learn it in standard tuning, but first, I want to show it to you the way I do it which is in the key of A, but in drop D tuning. So it is a little more advanced, but it helps to show you the cadence, the groove of this acoustic version of the tune. It shows how effectively single notes can be used to produce a groove that is simple and complex at the same time.

When I teach it in standard tuning, still in the key of A, some things change, such as the D9 chord. One thing that does not change is the use of the left pinky on the A chord and the use of the right thumb on the open A string.

Just give it a listen.

Guy Davis

 

 

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

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Introduction to Little Red Rooster

Loop 0:55 Performance of Little Red Rooster (Drop D Tuning - Low E String is Tuned Down to D)

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Loop 4:57 Chord Overview

 

 

 

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cody
cody Oct 06, 2015

Guy Davis should have his own channel on here! Thanks Mr. Davis always a pleasure listening to you play!

 

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Oct 06, 2015

Cody, it's a wonder they let me anywhere near the Internet. We should be sitting with two guitars on the deck of my magic houseboat trailing a couple of beers In the cold water because my cooler's out of ice (and out of beer for that matter)

cody
cody Oct 09, 2015

Running out of beer seems to be always the problem.. as long as you have the Houseboat i'll supply the beer! Got some very nice beer up here in the northeast.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Oct 04, 2015

Hy Guy...I'm glad you're again giving lesson here in SJ..Here's my video. Thanks in advance for the advices. I've just seen you're playin @ club il giardino in lugagnano di sona. I don't know if you played there before, but anyway, it's a really nice place You will like it

 

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Oct 06, 2015

Wow Alex! You don't need any lessons from me. Your guitar work sounds alot like my friend Eric Bibb. You've got this tune down solid. Next time you see me, make sure that you are singing it too.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Oct 07, 2015

Thanks Guy! I'm a big fan of Eric Bibb....I've seen him play@Lugagnano di Sona I think 3 times...for this reason Eric remembers very well my friends, my wife and me...I studied his tune..Goin Down Slow and I thought to throw some licks even in your version of little red rooster....

I'm not a good singer....and my english pronunciation is really italian...but I'll try.....:)

Chicago Bill
Chicago Bill Oct 03, 2015

I've been gone from SJ for awhile, but Guy Davis brought me back. Listened to his stuff on YouTube. What a great guItarist! Looking forward to the next lesson. 

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Oct 06, 2015

Thank Chicago Bill. I stole everything I know. (But I earned it by practicing until it became my own.)

Jay
Jay Oct 03, 2015

wow, this is great

 

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Oct 06, 2015

Thanks Jay.I hope that you can get Something out of it.

 
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