Readers ask: How To Play Traveling Riverside Blues?

What tuning is Traveling Riverside Blues?

Johnson’s song has a typical twelve-bar blues structure (though as is common in downhome blues of this era, the length of each verse is in fact thirteen-and-a-half bars of 4/4), played on a single guitar tuned to open G, with a slide.

What tuning is in my time of dying?

Johnson performed the song as a gospel blues with his vocal and slide guitar accompaniment, using an open D tuning with a capo resulting in a pitch of E♭.

What does a slide guitar look like?

Slide guitar, also called bottleneck guitar, a technique and style of guitar playing, whereby a hard object, typically a steel tube, a steel bar, or a glass bottleneck, is pressed across multiple strings and slid along the fingerboard to produce a smooth, whining sound that is in some ways evocative of the human voice.

What is open a tuning?

An open tuning is a type of alternate tuning that makes your guitar produce a triad when you strum all of the open strings at once. Open tunings usually follow the pitches of a major chord: Open A, Open D, Open E, and Open G are particularly popular among guitarists.

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