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Too Tight


Bass and Intro

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Too Tight > Bass and Intro

This week we will begin learning Blind Blake's "Too Tight." I start by playing my version of the tune and then we get into the intro. The main chords of the song are: G, C, E, A, D. The most challenging thing for me in learning this song is how to play the bass. Take your time with it. Start with just your thumb and then when you hear what it should be doing then focus on the melody you will play with the fingers... I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to hearing from you.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Fingerpicking
Corey Harris
Blind Blake
Too Tight
Ragtime

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Too Tight background listening: Blind Blake 

loop @ 0:11 Run-Through

loop @ 2:18 Intro Breakdown

loop @ 3:55 First Chorus Breakdown

loop @ 7:24 Intro to Practice this Week

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loop @ 7:34 Bass Rhythm to Practice this Week

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loop @ 8:05 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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George Reynolds
George Reynolds Jan 03, 2015

Hi Corey,

This looks (and sounds great). Did you ever get to demonstrating the breakdown/solo?

-- George

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jan 03, 2015

Hi George --- is this what you're looking for

http://www.sonicjunction.com/lessons/too-tight-middle-section

Under the bottom right corner of the video player you can find OTHER LESSONS IN THE SERIES >  If you click on it --- the other lessons will show in a drop down menu.

Enjoy!  It's a great tune.

Steve H
Steve H Jan 07, 2014

Oh cool a rag! Very nice.

 

Steve

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 06, 2013

@JDCrooks...yeah just take your time petit a petit quoi...bonne chance.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 06, 2013

@Peter Wolf...yes!  Dig on in!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 06, 2013

@Stephen...thanks!  To Blind Blind goes a large part of the credit...thanks for tuning in.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 06, 2013

@Mike...thanks.  Just take your time.  I think it is as challenging teaching it as it is to learn it!

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Dec 02, 2013

Time's past so quickly i haven't finish Diddie wah diddie... I like Too TiGht and the solo part ! Havin the raG thumb is for me the hardiest part of raGtime ! It's not natural at all ! cool lesson Corey !

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Dec 02, 2013

Awesome.  I love rags!

P

Stephen
Stephen Nov 30, 2013

Lovely piece; I enjoyed watching your rendition and that is an amazing backbend you are able to get in your thumb! Thanks for the lesson.   Steve

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Nov 29, 2013

Hi Corey,

Great song and lesson.  I'm looking forward to getting that rhythm and bass down.  I've never done anything where I anticipate the beat with my thumb.  It gives the song a certain energy / drive / bounce that is really cool.  Thanks!

Mike

 

 
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