Chris Eldridge

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Mississippi Valley

Learning the Tune!


This week’s lesson is pretty straightforward: I’ll be teaching you to play the melody to this wonderfully crooked tune. In addition there’s a pep talk and antecdote regarding different ways of counting music. John Hartford himself counted this tune in a way that makes no sense to me, but he and I both figured our methods so that we could understand the rhythmic structure, and that’s what matters.








Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Mississippi Valley


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:44 Breakdown of Melody

Loop 20:06 Closing Thoughts

Loop 20:50 Practice Loop





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