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44 Blues

Main Riff and Verse

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44 Blues > Main Riff and Verse

This week we will begin learning .44 Blues by Howling Wolf, one of my favorite old blues tunes. In this first lesson I demonstrate how I play the song, then I break it down slowly so that you can see what is going on. As always, take your time. Listen carefully and get it in your head before you try to play it. I look forward to hearing from you all.

Good luck.



Loop 1:46 Run-Through


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 7:51 Main Riff

Loop 8:19 Breakdown of Main Riff

Loop 9:37 Breakdown of A Riff (IV Chord)

Loop 10:34 Breakdown of B7 (V Chord)

Loop 12:27 Closing Thoughts





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From Corey: As a self-taught musician, I have developed, over the years, a layman's approach to teaching blues: easy to learn, understand, and execute. I teach beloved blues classics -- breaking down each song into multi-lesson series with detailed instruction on various aspects such as the intro, rhythm and bass, key riffs and melody, right and left hand techniques, soloing and lastly vocals and endings. As I have spent my life studying the masters of blues, I can show you how to get the sound of some favorite blues heroes, as well as licks from my personal arsenal.

I structure my lessons at Sonic Junction the same way I teach one-on-one, where students learn and ask questions. Learning at Sonic Junction provides you the give-and-take of my private lessons and masterclasses -- I personally answer each posted question and personally view and comment on every student video.

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