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The Lightnin' Hopkins Style

Jim Burger (4613) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 150
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

These bars are a sort of settling down of the solo -- we've already been through the real eruption of energy. In bar 10-11, you're basically moving down the neck of the guitar playing A7-Ab7-E (on the top two strings only, except for thumb bass) two times.
A7
Ab7
E
In bar 12-13, you're playing E7-E6-E on the top two strings two times.
E7
E6
E
In the actual solo, Lightnin' twangs pretty hard on the two open high strings when he plays the E at the end of each of these 4 moves, which gives a down-and-dirty touch to these simple licks.
The Lightnin' Hopkins Style - Page 9
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