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Fingerstyle Blues in C: “When He Calls Me,” Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Blues Guitar with Orville Johnson.
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Become a complete blues player through these lessons in country blues fingerpicking, blues lead guitar, and bottleneck slide, with great technique lessons and blues songs from Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.
 
 
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When He Calls Me  
 
When He Calls Me  
 
Fingerstyle Blues in C: “When He Calls Me,” Part 1
Fingerstyle Blues in C: “When He Calls Me,” Part 1
 
In this lesson you'll learn an arrangement of the gospel song "When He Calls Me," which Orville learned from the great old-time country blues musician/singer Howard Armstrong. This arrangement is in the key of C and uses just C, F, and G chords. Orville shows you how to play an important version of the F chord, fingered with the thumb over the neck on the bass string and the index finger on the top two strings, but without using a barre. This shape will make it easy to go back and forth between C and F, which happens a lot in "When He Calls Me." In the first part of the lesson, you'll learn how to play the verse of "When He Calls Me."

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