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Sweet Black Angel


Rhythm & First Slide Licks

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Sweet Black Angel > Rhythm & First Slide Licks

In this lesson I want to give you a firm foundation for understanding the rhythm of the tune and how to pick out the chords while keeping a steady beat. I also show you a few slide licks to throw in once you have established the foundation of the tune, the bass and rhythm.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Slide Guitar
Open E Tuning
Sweet Black Angel

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Open E tuning (E B E G# B E). Sweet Black Angel background listening: Robert Nighthawk

loop @ 1:52 chords & rhythm (please see the first lesson of the series for chords & tab)

loop @ 6:22 triad on the second verse

$6.0.$3.3 $2.3 $1.4 $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0.$3.3 $2.3 $1.4 | $6.0.$3.2 $2.2 $1.3 $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $1. $1. $6.0 $1. $1. |
$6.0.$3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $1. $3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $6.0.$3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $6.0.$3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $6.0.$3.2.$2.2.$1.3 $3.2.$2.2.$1.3 $3.2.$2.2.$1.3 | $3.3.$2.3.$1.4 $1. $1.0 $6.0.$1.4 $1.0 $2.3.$1.2 $6.0 $1. $2.3.$1.2 $5.0.$4.0.$3.0.$2.3.$1.2 $1. $5.1 | $5.2 $1.

loop @ 8:34 intro slide lick

$1./12 $1.12 $1.11 $1./12 $1./12 $1. $1.12\ | $1.0 $1./4 $1./4 $1.0 $2.0 $5.0.$4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.2 $1.0 $2.0h2 $1.0 |
$1./4 $1. $1./5 $1. $1.0 $1./4 $1.0 $2./5 $1. $1.0 | $2./5 $1. $2./5 $2./5 $1.0 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 $6.0 $1. $6./4 |
$5.0 $4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.2 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

loop @ 9:21 slide lick going to the IV

$6.0 $1. $1.0 $6.0.$1./4 $1./5 $6.0 $1.0 $4.0.$1./4 $1.0 | $2./5 $6.0 $1.0 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 $6.0.$2.3.$1.2 $1.2 $4.0.$3.0 $5.1 | $5.2

loop @ 10:02 slide lick #3

$2./5 $1. $2./5 $2./5 $1.0 $2.0 $3.1p0 $4.0 $6.0 $1. $6./4 | $5.0 $4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.2 $1. $1. $1. $1. |

loop @ 10:28 slide lick #4

$6.0.$3./12.$2./12.$1./12 $1. $6.0.$3./12.$2./12.$1./12 $6.0.$3./12.$2./12.$1./12 $1. $6.0.$3./12.$2./12.$1./12 $6.0.$3./12.$2./12.$1./12 $1. $6.0 $1. $4.0.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0 | $6.0


 

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Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jun 06, 2013

@Peter Wolf...I think you have a very nice light touch on the strings and you brush very nicely with your thumb a couple times here.  I would suggest that you get deeper into the rhythm of the song by singing wihtout playing, only using your foot to keep time...just try and see if that helps.  You have a good grasp of a few essential licks and all you really need is to fine tune your rhythm and get more comfortable singing.  Keep playing and you will get to where yhou want to go.  PS Nice guitar.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jun 06, 2013

@Alex...Sounds good.  I would only suggest that you lighten your touch a little bit.  You are playing well and I hear some of your own personality coming through.  That is good.  I think your tempo might be a little too fast.  Try playing a just la littel bit slower.  And don't forget to sing!  Thanks for posting.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf May 30, 2013

And here's my attempt.  Apologies for the singing.  Working on it...

 

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera May 29, 2013

Corey here's my feedback

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy May 27, 2013

HI Corey. it's awesome, all the little variations (rythmicly or not) you make with the same lick ! hard to follow ! It's the signature of the great ! Sometimes i think i got the riff and then you make a slightly variation that's make me say : hmm hmm not so simple ! I had to notate the rythm many time to be sure of what you do.

I really enjoy your lesson, too bad i hadn't so many time, if i could be seventeen and have whole day in front of me to play blues guitar that would be cool ;) 

 
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