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In this lesson I demonstrate possible endings to the tune. I encourage you to make up simple endings that can be used on different songs and rhythms. Good luck.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Fingerpicking
Corey Harris
Mississippi John Hurt
Nobodys Business

Print Print Chords & Tab

Nobody's Business background listening: Mississippi John Hurt

loop @ 0:52 ending #1

$5.3.$2.1 $1. $4.2.$2.1 $6.3 $2.1 $4.2 $1. $6.3.$3.0 $1. $4.0 $2.0 $6.3 $2.3 $4.0 | $5.3.$2.1 $6.3 $5.0 $6.3 $5.0 $5.3 $1. $5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.1.$1.0 |

loop @ 1:04 ending #2

loop @ 1:16 ending #3

$5.3.$2.1 $1. $4.2.$2.1 $6.3 $2.1 $4.2 $1. $6.3.$3.0 $1. $4.0 $2.0 $6.3 $2.3 $4.0 | $5.3 $3.0.$2.1 $3.0.$2.1 $4.3 $3.2.$2.1 $3.2.$2.1 $5.3 $3.0.$2.1 $3.2.$2.1 $5.3.$3.3.$2.1 $1. $1. |

loop @ 1:34 ending #4

$5.3.$2.1 $1. $4.2.$2.1 $6.3 $2.1 $4.2 $1. $6.3.$3.0 $1. $4.0 $2.0 $6.3 $2.3 $4.0 | $5.3.$2.1 $6.3 $5.0 $6.3 $5.0 $5.3 $1. $5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.1.$1.3 |

loop @ 1:54 ending #5

loop @ 2:06 ending #6

$5.3.$2.1 $1. $4.2.$2.1 $6.3 $2.1 $4.2 $1. $6.3.$3.0 $1. $4.0 $2.0 $6.3 $2.3 $4.0 | $5.3.$2.1 $2.3/4 $1.0 $1.6 $1.5 $1.3 $2.4^ $1.0 $2.1 $3.2 $3.0 $5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.1.$1.0 |

loop @ 2:39 ending #7

$5.3.$2.1 $1. $4.2.$2.1 $6.3 $2.1 $4.2 $1. $6.3.$3.0 $1. $4.0 $2.0 $6.3 $2.3 $4.0 | $5.3.$2.1 $1. $1. $4.8.$2.5.$1.8 $1. $4.8.$2.5.$1.8 $4.7.$2.6.$1.8 $1. $4.7.$2.6.$1.8 $4.6.$2.7.$1.8 $1. $4.6.$2.7.$1.8 |
$4.5.$3.5.$2.8.$1.8 $1. $2.8 $1.5 $1. $4.5.$3.5.$2.5.$1.6 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

loop @ 3:26 ending #8

 

 

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Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 29, 2013

@ Mike...yes I think Henry Butler is one of the musical giants of our time.  He has the best rhythm of anyone I have worked with, like a rock.  And he is also a photographer!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 29, 2013

@ Mike...wow you have a very nice tone on this tune and the tempo and rhythm is right on.  I would only say put a little more power in your thumb brush and that will bring the nice steady rhythm that you are playing even more.  Nice ending too. 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 29, 2013

@alex...I don't know about the tone..maybe you should change the guage of strings that you are playing.  EVery parlour guitar is different of course, but I don't think there are any peculiartities.  And yes I hear you about putting all the different techniques together...that's what makes it so interesting to play.  The challenge is to put it together so that there are periods of tension and release in the music and in a way that tells a story with a beginning middle and end.  thanks...

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jul 10, 2013

Hi Corey ... here's where I'm at.  I've now got the whole song together (without singing).  I'm still working on brushing better and also making it a bit more smooth.  Love the tune and having a lot of fun with it!  Thanks.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Jul 10, 2013

@Corey...thanks...My personal feeling is that I haven't figuret it out ..I think the main feature of the tune is the ability to make variations (and you do it off course very well) otherwise it becomes boring . You can play bajarou 5 minutes without sounding monotous stayin in tempo, with a nice touch and warm groove...me maybe 30 seconds!!! :DD If you divide any singol variation they are not technically that mach complicated but them all together givin them a senso than it's hard...I mean...chockes, golpe on the body of the guitar (another thing very similar to flamenco players ;) and solos etc...but whateever you choose for me is fine..you have taste...I'd like to learn from you some reggae but this is not exacly the right place!!! :DD

For the parlour I'm quite satisfied but not at all...I mean that the first 2 strings doesn't have that warm and woody sound that I really like.... The wood should give a sweet sound...maybe I have to play it a lot so that the sound get better....another thing that is make me thinkin is that the neck is really narrow compared to the epiphone!!! Is this a pecurliarity of parlour guitar?? :)

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 09, 2013

@alex...congrats on the new guitar purchase.  It sounds like you are very happy.  As for Bajourou, there are so many blues songs for us to learn that I don't think we will get to it anytime soon.  But it is a simple tune and from one of your recent posts it sounds like you have it figured out.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Jul 06, 2013

@Corey...Thanks for this series of Lessons...about tunes that I'd like to learn there's Bajarou...It's one of your fav as far as I understood!

By the way...I bought a new guitar!!! A parlour....all solid wood, cedar on top and mohogany back and sides! :)) Nice guitar..:)

 

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jul 05, 2013

Hi Corey ... love this tune.  I almost have the whole song down.  I'm working on transitioning out of the middle section.  I'm even starting to brush the bass a bit!

I recognize ending #3 from your album with Henry Butler.  This is one of my favorite tunes from the album.  Thanks for all the great lessons and music!  I would personally love to hear more about your work with Henry Butler sometime.  

 
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