Corey Harris

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Stranger Blues

Bass and Melody

In this first lesson we will focus on the basics; alternating bass, the melody and the mechanics of pressing on the strings instead of picking them. I demonstrate how to learn to play melody and bass at the same time. We also examine the chords we need to play the song.




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning
Corey Harris
Sonny Terry
Elmore James
Brownie McGhee
Blind Boy Fuller

Print Print Chords & Tab

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

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Stranger Blues


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 2:32 Introduction to Stranger Blues

Loop 3:21 Open E Tuning

Loop 3:40 Alternating Bass Breakdown

Loop 6:15 Slide Melody Breakdown

Loop 12:03 Closing Thoughts and What To Practice





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judson Dec 06, 2016

enjoyed this one... are you recorded near a kennel? sounds like a bunch of dawgs are howling the blues with ya...

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 07, 2016

No kennel but live in the country with a few dogs....give thanks

tim james
tim james Dec 02, 2016

Corey  mate ya done it AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!  i've always luved sonny and brownie's version but mate this GREAT  cheers

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Dec 07, 2016

Thanks a lot!

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