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E-B-E-A-C#-E

Key (concert):

E Major

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Robert Johnson: I Believe I'll Dust My Broom - - (Table view)

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According to Dave Rubin the tuning is E-B-E-A-C#-E (or rather Eb-Bb-Eb-Ab-C-Eb), but usually the song is written in Open-E. Robert Johnson did not play with a slide. But a slide version has become the signature tune of Elmore James and it is usually one of the first slide tunes one learn.

A version of the theme (as slide tune) is presented in my Blues guitar series.

Progressions

  • Blues 12 Type1T Blues 12 Bar Blues - Type 1 - With turnaround
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    Open tunings have played an important role in the genesis of blues guitar since the early 1900s. This book/CD pack is solely devoted to providing you with a complete overview of the techniques and styles popularized by the greatest bluesmen of all time.
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    Acoustic Country Blues Guitar
    This valuable collection presents note-for-note transcriptions and performance notes for 12 timeless songs that inspired the legendary Robert Johnson.
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    King of the Delta Blues
    Guitar Transcriptions and Detailed Lessons for 29 Songs
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    Robert Johnson Signature Licks
    Explore the music of one of the greatest acoustic bluesmen of all time with this fascinating book/CD pack. A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Legendary Guitarist's Style and Technique.
    RefNr: HL695264
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Blues Guitar
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    RefNr: HL697344
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    Classic Blues for Voice & Fingerstyle Guitar
    20 arrangements with guitar accompaniment and solos
    RefNr: HL698992
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    The New Transcriptions
    29 Songs From The Legendary Bluesman. A must-have for all blues guitarists, this exciting publication is the most complete Robert Johnson collection ever!
    RefNr: HL690271
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    Robert Johnson - Easy Guitar Collection
    20 of Johnson's legendary blues classics arranged for easy guitar in standard notation and tablature
    RefNr: HL702204
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    The Complete Robert Johnson
    Transcribed by Woody Mann, performed by Robert Johnson. Guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice.
    RefNr: OK64965
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    Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Blues Guitar
    Includes instructional book (includes guitar tablature) and accompaniment CD.
    RefNr: HL697326
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    Classic Blues For Easy Guitar
    The spirit of the blues in 28 great tunes. Easy guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice.
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    Guitar Tab White Pages - Volume 2
    This much-anticipated follow-up to the blockbuster original edition (690471) features note-for-note tab transcriptions for 150 more great songs
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    Guitar Tab White Pages: Volume 2
    The second volume of the largest ever collection of authentic guitar transcriptions. 150 more songs spread over 1000 pages. This is the European edition. The content is not the same as the US edition
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    Blues Guitar Tab White Pages
    This outstanding collection features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 150 blues classics! Songs include: Baby, Please Don't Go * Born Under a Bad Sign * Bridge of Sighs * Cold Shot * Couldn't Stand the Weather * Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) * Double Trouble * Everyday I Have the Blues * I Can't Quit You Baby * I'm Tore Down * Killing Floor * Love in Vain Blues * Motherless Child * Pride and Joy * The Sky Is Crying * Statesboro Blues * Sweet Home Chicago * Texas Flood * The Thrill Is Gone * Tube Snake Boogie * and dozens more!
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    Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
    This two-CD box contains all 41 recordings Johnson
    RefNr: B000026EG9
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    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 2
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