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You Got To Move


Rhythm and Melody

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You Got To Move > Rhythm and Melody

In this lesson we will learn some basic slide riffs to get you started. I demonstrate how i play the tune then I cover proper positioning of the slide as well as basic fingerpicking. Take your time and get comfortable with playing the melody notes on the high e string. You can also break it down by simply playing the notes in the scale up and down the string which will get you used to the notes.

Good luck!

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Slide Guitar
Open E Tuning
Mississippi Fred McDowell
You Got To Move

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Loop 1:00 Opent E Tuning (E B E Ab B E)

Loop 1:33 Run-Through of You Got to Move

Loop 3:50 Rhythm and Tempo

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Loop 5:44 Melody on High E String

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Loop 9:16 IV chord (A) and V chord (B7)

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Loop 10:02 Proper Control of the Slide

Loop 11:25 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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william martin
william martin Jun 24, 2019

Corey, just curious, what guitar are you playing? Is it a National? Beautiful tone.

 Thanks 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jun 24, 2019

Yes it is a National...thank you!

Agustin Olmos
Agustin Olmos Jan 06, 2019

Hi Corey – Great lesson. This is my first post,let me know what you think.  I had to make some changes to accommodate for the lap guitar and my current skills.  No singing for me, still working on that!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Feb 28, 2019

Greetings Augustin and thanks for posting a video.  I like you steady tempo here and you have a good tone coming out of your guitar here.  I would say to listen a little more closely to the line; it seems like there is an open 3rd string that sounds out of place at the end of the descending riff.  When you are playing try to make the sliding more fluid...it sounds a little mechanical in some places.  Try sliding into the line just a little more slowly without slowing down the tempo.  Overall, great work and keep it up.  Regards.....

Boyd R
Boyd R Oct 28, 2018

Damn that's good

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Nov 08, 2018

Thank you please feel free to post a video when you are ready..   

Jay
Jay Oct 19, 2018

I'd better have a go at this one.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 04, 2018

Really good rhythm and tempo on this one. Your playing sounds just a little stiff in places...keep going tho, you getting it. Try listening again to the breakdown at the end of the phrase...just before the 5 chord hits...sounds like there is one wrong note in there. Check for it and let me know.... Nice work again!

Boyd R
Boyd R Mar 15, 2017

Question? When  you change to open E is it  hard on the fret board.Great tune I'm working on it.Playing guitar keeps my 75 year old hands and fingers  working but playing chords it takes work.   I love this tune. thanks for being here

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Apr 02, 2017

Depending on the guitar it can be, if it is of low quality,  but most guitars should handle it well. At any rate,  the stress from the strings does not affect the fretboard.  Thanks for watching 

Boyd R
Boyd R Apr 02, 2017

Thanks that's I was told years ago. I've  got good guitar thanks

Boyd R
Boyd R Apr 02, 2017

Thanks that's I was told years ago. I've  got good guitar thanks

James
James Jul 09, 2015

Hi Corey

Little things just come throught he playing, always had a bit of a problem with the slide on the pinky just doesn't feel comfy..but I just bent the pinky inside the slide, the knuckle pushes up against the inside of the barrel and presto it suddenly feels snug! No one ever said hey dude bend your pinky a little and it will feel right. Thats what they call an epiphany. I can now play along with you and I absolutely love the little turn arounds, just like icing on the cake!

I have to say that these blues lessons are the best I've ever had and I am very grateful as you can tell.

Cheers

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 14, 2015

Greetings James and I am glad the lessons are working out for you.  Sometimes the best lesson are the ones where you finally figure it out for yourself.  I look forward to seeing you post something here.

James
James Jul 09, 2015

Hey Corey

Brilliant, I play an open back banjo with an unwound 3rd freat for getting that bluesy sound never thought of an unwound 3rd on the resonator...I,m going to give it a go.

Do you do a version of Willie Brown's "Ragged and Dirty"? Iv'e been playing it for a while, I also play Mississippi blues whichis one of my "Party piesces" Tim Sparks does an enormous version of it where I think he  plays evry possible variation on an A... 12 bar blues known to mortal man! Still manages to keep the groove! amazing but true! (He does a version on Truefire.. the guitar players mecca, I definitely think your lessons would be go well on Truefire, I'm a big fan of Paul Rishell and David Hamburger who both have really funky blues lessons on Trufire)

I'm going to get me one of those video recorders so I can start to give you a better idea where I'm up to!

Cheers

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 14, 2015

fI don't do a version of Ragged and Dirty but I am familiar with the song.  Is that something that you would like to learn.  Thanks for watching the lessons and I look forward to you posting something here.  Honor!

James
James Jun 25, 2015

Hey Corey

Just bought your "Between Midnight and Day" its a revelation! ....Better late than never (great title for a record)   really workig to get that soft mellow feel. "Not Easy" .... Just had to re string the resonator as I broke third I think I went  past the G sharp!!! Not to worry.

A technical question what gauge strings do you use on the reonator? Bob Brozman rekons on 16 to 56's but I find it abit hard to make the chords, I'm looking for that soft muted feel.

Cheers

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 04, 2015

Greetings and thanks!  ON the resonator I use light guage strings with an unwound third that I buy separately.  Sometimes I might also buy a .32 nickel wound string because I use metal fingerpicks and they stand up better and longer.  

 

For me, .16 to .56 is too heavy, though when I was playing in New Orleans I started to use a .58 (with a regular set of .12s) for the 6th string just to get more volume.  

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Sep 12, 2014

Thanks Donovan....

donovan mcbride
donovan mcbride Sep 01, 2014

thanks corey really appreciate the lesson D.Mcbride Seattle

Carlos Garbin
Carlos Garbin Feb 27, 2014

Hi Corey.

Here is my first video, but I've been following your lessons for more then a year.

Thanks for teaching! would be great to get some feedback.

Carlos Garbin
Carlos Garbin Feb 27, 2014

Tony Obroni
Tony Obroni Mar 02, 2014

Man, Carlos, that sounds awesome - great!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Sep 12, 2014

Greetings Carlos...let me apologize for not seeing your video when you first posted it!  With that said, you have done an excellent job with the song and you are playing it with your own vibe which is great.  I would only suggest that you use a lighter touch on the guitar.  You have all the licks, but I would suggest you work on your singing voice (which is good) to bring your voice up to the level of your playing.  Try singing acapella and listening back to it.  Nice work.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Oct 31, 2014

Awesome Carlos!  Sounds great --- and really inspiring.  It's a cool tune and your play it really well.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 21, 2013

@Christian...welcome to Sonic Junction.  I use .12s...I used to make my own sets adding and unwound .26 for the g string and a .32 for the d string...i look forward to seeing your posts...

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Dec 20, 2013

Hi Christian, I think most people use 12 or 13.

My Tricone came with 13's, but I believe Corey uses 12 guage, and I've switched to that also.

Sounds great, and its much easier to play

Great to see other Resonators!

P

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Aug 08, 2013

@Len...sending you a very belated welcome to sonic junction.  I look forward to seeing your posts here.  thanks!

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren May 23, 2013

@Len ... Welcome to Sonic Junction and thanks for the question.  

Yes, my error on the text, I had A instead of B for the 2nd string.  I had transcribed what Corey said in the video in-correctly. It's now updated.  

Thanks for asking and helping me to correct the mistake.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris May 21, 2013

@Carl and Alex...yes that's right.  Thanks Alex....

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera May 21, 2013

@Hy Len...welcome on board!!!:))

If I can answer you....yes the open e tuning is what you wrote but it's the same Corey said in the video.....G# and Ab is the same note....just two different ways to express the same concept! :))...

Hope to watch some of your videos here very soon!

Thanks!

Ciao

Alex (Italy)

len
len May 21, 2013

Hi Corey Im new to this site but i thought open e tuning was  e b e g# b e

Len

carlsheusi@gmail.com
carlsheusi@gmail.com May 16, 2013

Thanks Corey! And hey guys! I'll upload something when I can play this all the way through. Gettin there, bit by bit and slow and steady! Peace, Carl

 
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