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Alternating Bass and Melody Line

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Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down > Alternating Bass and Melody Line

In this lesson we will learn the basics of this classic spiritual. We focus on the alternating bass and the melody line, which you will put together as you become more confident. Pay special attention to the position of your picking hand (to mute or dampen strings) and also to your slide hand (make sure that you are not digging in too much -- use a light touch -- and that your fingers are close together.

I hope you enjoy this one.

Corey

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open D Tuning
Corey Harris
Slide Guitar
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

Print Print Chords & Tab

Open D Tuning ( D A D F# A D ).

Loop 0:00 Run-Through

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

 

Loop 3:11 Breakdown of the Alternating Bass

Loop 3:44 Breakdown of Slide Melody

Loop 8:14 Singing the Melody with the Alternating Bass

Loop 9:42 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

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mike
mike Sep 07, 2016

is this in open e?

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Sep 07, 2016

Hi Mike --- it's in Open D tuning.  If you look at the sheet music --- you can see the tuning at the beginning of the tab staff.  I've also added a note just before the loop points.  Thanks for asking so we can make it more clear.

 
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