Thanks for your response. That's quick! I'm going to try that rightaway. --Previous Message--
: I think the line is "You caused me to be
: blue." In any case, I think he's
: pressing hard on the second string between
: the nut and the peg that the string is wound
: around, raising the pitch from B to C. This
: hurts alot on any guitar I've used and yet
: doesn't raise the pitch sufficiently, so I
: don't recommend doing this. (Perhaps his
: setup allowed this, or maybe he had stronger
: and more calloused fingers than I do.) You
: may be able to achieve a sufficiently
: similar effect by using vibrato on the first
: fret of the second string, or by sliding up
: to the fifth fret on the third string.
: --Previous Message--
: Hello Ari,
: You guessed it: this is again a question
: about the playing of Blind Blake.
: Apart from the mystery how he can play like
: that in the first place, here's my specific
: question: somtimes BB seems to use a slide
: (maybe a ring he wears? You will hear this
: slided C-note for instance in Black Dog
: Blues: Black Dog, Black Dog, you caused me
: to weep and moan... and there it comes.
: Have you any idea how he does that??
: Peer van der Burgh.
Thanks for your response. That's quick! I'm going to try that rightaway.