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Tuning:

D-G-D-G-B-D

Key (concert):

G Major

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Skip James: Special Rider Blues - - (Table view)

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Corey Harris insists that Skip James played it in the same tuning. But the prevailing opinion is that he played in Open-G.

Progressions

Special chords

Modulation

Books including the song

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Delta Blues Guitar - Book
The second volume in Stefan's classic series. Feature music by Charley Patton, Son House, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, Ichman Bracey, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Skip James and others.
RefNr: OK64683
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Complete Country Blues Guitar Book
Mel Bay Complete - series. Over 50 fingerpicking guitar solos in notation and tabulature in country blues, Delta blues, ragtime blues, Texas blues and bottleneck styles.
RefNr: MB94710BCD
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The Roots Of Robert Johnson
The playing of the legendary Delta bluesman, Robert Johnson was firmly rooted in the blues of the 1920s.
RefNr: MB95074BCD
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Country Blues Guitar InOpen Tunings
From the alternating bass styles of Furry Lewis and Mississippi John Hurt to the evocative and haunting sounds of Skip James to the ragtime blues of Blind Blake.
RefNr: SG99466BCD
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Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: Delta Blues
The Early Masters of American Blues series provides the unique opportunity to study the true roots of modern blues.
RefNr: AP25980
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Videos including the song

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Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunings
Most blues players began playing the guitar in an open tuning as it made playing much easier yet gave the guitar a much stronger and richer sound.
RefNr: SGGW969DVD
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CDs including the song

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