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Posted By: GUEST,Jeremy J Woodland
25-Oct-00 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: Help: talking blues guitar playing
Subject: RE: Help: talking blues
Hey Mikey, Talking blues songs usually use a bass type strumming that is quite similar to bluegrass playing. A melody (or melodic) note is struck in the bass, and only the top 3 or 4 strings are strummed. Try walking from chord to chord as well, ie. from a G to a C, play the G note on the 6th string, then the open fifth string, then the 2nd fret 5th string, then you are at the C chord!! ENjoy, BTW, Townes Van Zandt has some real good talking blues stuff.