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Blind Willie Johnson's Standard tuning technique. Help!
Posted by Lenman on January 21, 2004, 1:04 pm
Hi all, anyone master the style used by Blind Willie on his non slide tunes, specifically Soul of a Man and John the Revelator as examples. IN the liner notes, Samuel Charters says that Stefan Grossman told him it was a G chord held and picked around. I also noticed in the Soul of a Man movie by Wim Wenders in the PBS series that the reenactment, it looks as though Chris King is doing that, altough using his first and second fingers to chord the 5 and 6th strings, then using his ring finger to hammer at the fifth fret. Anyway, I can't get it to sound like he does, and I'm missing something. Anyone who has this down please help. Thanks, Len
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