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Everybody Ought To Change

Bass and Main Riffs

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Everybody Ought To Change > Bass and Main Riffs

Everybody Ought to Change Sometime was written by Sleepy John Estes.  I have made my own version instead of copying the original.  I chose this song to encourage you all to make your own versions of the old songs that you like.  In this lesson, the student will learn how to maintain a steady bass as well as how to incorporate it with the main riffs of the song. 




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Delta Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:05 Run-Through 


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 3:37 Breakdown of the Bass

Loop 3:38 Demonstration and Analysis

Loop 4:47 Main Riff

Loop 5:44 Going to the IV

Loop 6:30 Chords and Practice Loop

Loop 7:19 How To Learn It

Loop 8:17 Breakdown of Other Licks

Loop 9:27 Breakdown of Vocal Verse

Loop 11:18 Review and Closing Thoughts





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Michael Oct 18, 2012

Corey -

you are "The Bomb " man! I'm like a kid in a candy store - all those sweet little riffs !

I love you man !

keep on rocking in the free world!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Nov 16, 2011

I think for the D7 hammer and pull off it is mostly just q question of practice.  Once you get it, you'll be using it in many different songs...pretty common lick.  I will slow that part down in the next lesson so you can hear it more clearly.  Try just isolating the lick, focusing on that for a couple of hours.  

Bruce Todd
Bruce Todd Nov 16, 2011

This is another really good lesson here on Sonic Junction. Thank you Corey. Getting a bass line going with the thumb and adding some cool but not extremely complicated licks onto it. You've broken it down to the parts, so it seems doable with practice. Corey do you think it's best to play through the chord changes while only playing the bass part until that is completely locked in, and then go back and learn the upper string licks? Or should I try to learn the bass and licks for the A chord and then move on to the D7 and E7?

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