Robert Johnson Open G Slide & Fingers

by Javier Aviles

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  • -Guitar Lesson:
    This is a lesson for beginners or intermediate students. Here I show you how to play a song in the style of Robert Leroy Johnson from Mississippi, USA. He was an American singer, songwriter and blues guitarist, known as the King of the Delta Blues. His recordings from 1936 to 1937 show a remarkable combination of talent for singing, playing the guitar and composing songs (despite having left only twenty-nine recorded, they influenced several generations of musicians). In this video I show you two of their techniques together: Bottleneck slide and Fingerpicking over an open G tuning.

    -Music Style:
    Delta Blues


    chords, riffs, fingerpicking, slide bottleneck

    I play a Telecaster Hot Rod 1952, H&K tubemeister 36 amp, CLEAN channel, SM57 micro.

    Open G tuning: D,G,D,G,B,D

    -Tempo & Beat:
    90pm (Slows 45 bpm)

    -Chord Progression:
    ||: G   | G/B |  G/B  |  G |  
     |  C   |  C  |  G, D |  G | 
     |  D   |Am, D |  G   | D :|| 
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