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Walking Blues


Intro & Main Riff

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Walking Blues > Intro & Main Riff

Walking Blues is a blues standard if there ever was one. This song has been played by the greats like Son House, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and now YOU! In this first lesson we attack the introduction and then I show you how to play the main riff of the song. This is s simple song, so the key is in the FEEL of the playing, the tempo and rhythm. Make sure that you get a solid foundation before moving on to the next step. Good luck and full-joy it! Bless!

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open G Tuning
Corey Harris
Muddy Waters
Walking Blues
Son House

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through

Loop 2:30 Open G Tuning (D G D G B D)

Loop 2:57 Intro Breakdown

Loop 3:36 Intro Slowly for Practice

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Loop 4:50 Main Riff with Choke

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Loop 6:10 IV and V Chord

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Loop 6:35 Variations

Loop 8:51 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Feb 25, 2014

@Corey... You bet!  I'll do one by the end of the week.  I just want to get it down a bit

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Feb 25, 2014

@Peter Wolf...thanks!  I have always been a big Son House fan.  Hope to see you post a video soon.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Feb 25, 2014

@Shenton...thanks.  Looking forward to seeing your post here.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Feb 25, 2014

@JD...thank you.  I look forward to seeing your post here.  All the best to you.

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Feb 24, 2014

Hello Corey, 

This lesson is really cool, i wondered if you would make a lesson in open G !
The riff with with the Bb and the B together make me thought about Berry Owen blues another great tune of you that i wanted to learn and now because of this riff, i've found Berry owenis in open G too :) I never tried yet to work on it. But for now i'll try this one :)

Shenton
Shenton Feb 22, 2014

Just wonderful, Saturday morning here and now after hearing that I am ready for the day, thanks Corey! 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Feb 21, 2014

Awesome!  That's very my favorite riff

I know it from Death Letter Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdgrQoZHnNY

 
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