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Preaching Blues

Basic Riff

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Preaching Blues > Basic Riff

We're re-issuing one of Corey's most popular lessons with new sheet music, re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Corey: 

In this lesson we learn the basic riff for Son House's "Preaching Blues", a song that had a profound influence on Robert Johnson and many others who heard it. You will need to tune your guitar in open E (Vastapol) and I suggest using fingerpicks. Once you learn the basic riff, just play it over and over until it becomes comfortable to you. Don't worry about singing right now we will get to that later. Enjoy.




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning

Print Print Chords & Tab

Open E Tuning (E B E G# B E)

Loop 1:16 Open E Tuning

Loop 1:33 Run-Through of Preaching Blues


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 4:14 Main Riff

Loop 5:40 Main Riff + Second Riff

Loop 7:20 Intro

Loop 8:43 Closing Thoughts 




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