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Musical Theory Abound!!!
 #3296  by Shaggy
 Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:38 am
ROBERT JOHNSON BLUES.

Hugely important blues writer and guitarist, has had a lot of influence on a lot of great guitarists since. He style is like a shuffle rhythm and his intros and music to his songs were all more or less the same. So here is an example of his style of intro riff, most of his songs were really all the same so this more or less covers them, it?s worth having a fool around with to get that style?.Just an idea!

This uses the chords of B7, E7/B, B and F#7. (A lot of his songs were in open A and open E)

E|------7--------7-----|------7--11--11--11--10--10--10--9--9--9--|-----
B|--10--------9--------|--10-----10--10--10--9---9---9---8--8--8--|-----
G|---------8--------7--|---------11--11--11--10--10--10--9--9--9--|-----
D|---------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
A|---------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
E|--7---------7--------|--7---------------------------------------|-----

E|----------7--7--7--7---7---7--7---|--7--------------|-----------
B|----7-----------------------------|-----------------|-----------
G|--7h8-----------------------------|-----------------|-----------
D|-------9-----7--7-----------------|-----------------|--------4--
A|-------------------11--10-----10--|--9--4--4--4--4--|--2--4--2--
E|----------------------------------|-----2--2--2--2--|-----------


And so on from there, he repeats a lot of those licks through the song as he goes. Basic improve of what he?s already laid down on the intro.

Let us know what you think or if you think it sucks!

Thanks?

 #3305  by mikeohiostate
 Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:26 am
Looks cool, I'll check it out when I get home.


Good Work

 #3961  by Shaggy
 Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:15 am
Thanks.

Of course I should have added that from the few photos there is of Johnson he seemed to have the longest fingers in history so that explains the complex parts of the tab a little better!! 8)