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Here are Rick and I playing How Long Blues, a song originally done by the duo of Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell back in 1928. It has since been done by many, many artists in a wide variety of genres. It's got a pretty, wistful melody that, like Careless Love, doesn't require a lot of bends, acrobatics or difficult technique in the accompaniment. As always, listen to it a bunch before trying to play along so that you have it in your head and can anticipate notes that will sound good against the guitar chords.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
How Long Blues
Jerry Portnoy
A Harp
Rick Russell

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Intro

Loop 0:30 First Two Choruses

Loop 1:50 Solo First Chorus

Loop 2:25 Solo Second Chorus

Loop 1:50 Whole Solo (i.e. Loop Both First and Second Chorus)

Loop 3:00 Last  Two Choruses with Ending

Loop 3:50 Ending Only




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Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Sep 27, 2014

Hi Boyd,

Yeah, it's a pretty tune with a nice relaxed feel. Have some fun with it.

Boyd R
Boyd R Sep 26, 2014

One great song

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