CBG VIDEO LESSON: How to Play Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)"

Shane's back with another request...this time for the late, great Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues."  This lesson is for a 3-string slide guitar, tuned low to Open E (E-B-E).  

First, let's hear the original.

Now on to the lesson.  Take some time on this and pause/rewind the video as needed.

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This song sounds good played with distortion also 

Hendrix used this same riff in "all along the watchtower"listen for the muted tone .

What a great song and well Playing from you Shane !!
I'll grab my electric 3-string electric wash board from the wall of the hobby (CBG) room and will learn this song asap !! 

Love these lessons, Shane. I'm astounded that you are still taking time out from what I'm sure are very jam-packed days to share some of these classic blues tunes. If you build and don't play, you're literally missing out on half ~ if not more ~ of the fun of being involved with cigar box guitars. Much appreciated! Please keep on blazing a path back to the heart of the blues for us!


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