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Slide in Open D, Part 1: Blind Willie Johnson Style

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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In this lesson you’ll learn a fingerstyle arrangement of the folk-blues classic “Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor” inspired by the playing of Mississippi John Hurt. Orville plays the song through and then explains the guitar part phrase by phrase. He also explains how you can alter the lengths of some of the chords, depending on how you hear the song, something that John Hurt and other great blues singers and guitarists did all the time.
 
 
 
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Nobody’s Fault but Mine  
 
Nobody’s Fault but Mine  
 
Slide in Open D, Part 1: Blind Willie Johnson Style
Slide in Open D, Part 1: Blind Willie Johnson Style
 
If you’re going to play slide guitar, you really need to know about the blues great Blind Willie Johnson, who recorded in the early 1930s and played exclusively in open-D tuning: D A D F# A D. In this lesson you’ll learn to play his great song “Nobody’s Fault but Mine,” which has just one chord, so the guitar playing is melodic and often accompanies the singing by playing the melody on the guitar along with the voice. In this lesson you’ll learn a great slide guitar part that illustrates some essential bluesy techniques, like in-between blue notes (not quite major, not quite minor), and you’ll learn to connect melody notes with the slide to give your playing a fluid, expressive quality.

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