Corey Harris

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Stranger Blues

Bass and Melody Breakdown

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 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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