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 first lesson we begin learning Special Rider Blues by Skip James. This is one of my favorite tunes to play. When I played for Ali Farka Toure years ago, he was surprised that it wasn't from Mali! Later on in the lesson I will demonstrate how he influenced my playing of this tune. For now, we will focus on the basic beginning riffs. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Note: open E minor tuning (E A E G A E).
Loop 1:03 Open E Minor Tuning
Loop 1:50 Run-Through
Loop 6:32 Breakdown of Main Section
Loop 8:32 Right Hand Technique and Octave Lick
Loop 13:20 Closing Thoughts