Corey Harris

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Fundamentals of Open E

Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground - Detailed Breakdown

In this lesson I will walk you slowly through how I play the tune as well as variations that you may want to try out. I will also discuss the slide technique that I call decay.

The rhythm of this tune is a lot more fluid...not something you can just tap your feet I will also talk about the concepts of pulse, tempo and timing. For me, this tune is a spiritual meditation, as well as being the first slide tune I learned to play well.

I hope you enjoy it!





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Blind Willie Johnson
Slide Guitar
Open E Tuning
Dark Was The Nigh Cold Was The Ground

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 2:48 Run-Through

Loop 2:48 Practice Loop of First Section


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 5:32 Breakdown of First Section

Loop 15:37 Pulse of the Tune and Singing the Melody

Loop 18:12 Middle Lick

Loop 18:45 Decay and Closing Thoughts





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