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The last key we will discuss a a key, is C-major. (I choose to say it this way, because you will find som arrangements in keys that are not dicussed this way.) The basic chords are C, C7, F7 and G7.

Once again we will take a look at a version of See See Rider, or C C Rider as I prefer to call it just to remind myself that this is the C-major version. If my memory is correct, this arrangement is based on Mance Lipscomb's version of the tune.

C C Rider





     
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C-major is a popular key among guitar players who play with alternating bass. Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Blake have all recorded many tunes in this key.

Blues fingerpicking

If you want to learn more about blues fingerpicking with alternate bass, you should start with the playing of Mississippi John Hurt.

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The Guitar of Mance Lipscomb, Volume Two
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Mance Lipscomb (1895-1976), the son of a former slave, lived almost his whole life in Navasota, Texas, supporting himself and his family by tenant farming.
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The Lone State boasts many cultural riches, and its gifts to the blues tradition are among its most exemplary treasures.
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The Guitar of Mance Lipscomb, Volume One
The genius country bluesman/songster Mance Lipscomb was the most accomplished of the Texas "dead thumb" guitarists.
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