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Stranger Blues

Building a Solo

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 third lesson we will talk about building and effective solo. You should be able to construct your own solo by making a few simple alterations to the melody line. Focus on keeping your solo simple and it will be more effective. Reiterate the melody and make a few slight embellishments to make it more interesting.

Have fun.





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

Loop 2:32 Introduction to Lesson

Loop 2:48 Building a Compelling Solo

Loop 3:54 Improvising a Solo Based on the Melody


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 5:10 Singing the Song

Loop 5:46 Melody A Cappella


I'm a stranger here, just rolled into town

I'm a stranger here, just rolled into town

I'm a stranger here because everyone wants to dog me around


Loop 6:17 Basic Techniques for Singing the Song

Loop 7:07 Additional Singing Techniques

Loop 8:32 Closing Thoughts





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