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Rollin' and Tumblin'

Basic Rhythm and Melody

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Rollin' and Tumblin' > Basic Rhythm and Melody

In this first lesson we will get acquainted with the basic rhythm and melody of the song.  We focus also on slide technique and muting or dampening of the strings.

Learn how to play the bass in tempo then learn the melody.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open G Tuning
Corey Harris
Muddy Waters
Slide Guitar
Open G Tuning
Rollin' and Tumblin'

Print Print Chords & Tab

Open G Tuning ( D G D G B D )

Loop 0:00 Run-Through


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 3:29 Open G Tuning

Loop 3:40 Breakdown of Main Riff

Loop 6:22 Main Riff with the Bass

Loop 9:00 Adding Syncopation

Loop 9:28 Alternating Bass Breakdown

Loop 12:25 V Chord

Loop 14:02 What To Practice






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alberto sanchez
alberto sanchez May 02, 2020

Hi, Corey and everyone, this is my attempt on this one, sometimes I get messy with my thumb, and try to release the right hand so not to be stick to the top, but with not so much success..

greetings from Spain..

Corey Harris
Corey Harris May 05, 2020

Greetings Alberto and thanks for posting.  This sounds good...I especially like you slide tone.  It is nice and clear.  Have you thought of trying to play without the thumb pick?  Maybe that would help you...but really, you sound good here.  Bravo.

alberto sanchez
alberto sanchez May 02, 2020

Jay Nov 08, 2018

Thanks for the feedback on all those tunes i posted. it's helpful & gives me some good stuff to work on.

best regards, Jay

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 04, 2018

I am happy to know that ... thanks! Have a great day.

Jay Oct 19, 2018

Just getting started with this one.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Nov 08, 2018

Good steady rhythm here and tone is good on guitar. I think you need to just go back and listen a little bit more to the very first line played on the high E string. It sounds like you are putting in an extra beat there. You singing is getting there, just need more orapractto build confidence. Good work...keep it up.

tim james
tim james Sep 30, 2016

YEAH BABY !!!!!!!

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