This trio of lessons explores some of the open tunings most frequently heard in the blues: Vastopol, Spanish, open-C and open-G
Bruce Conforth and Gale Dean Wardlow's 'Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson'
The lower string is bent slightly throughout, for a crying sound. Worry less about nailing the notes than capturing the overall effect here.
Take a look at some of the songs Robert Johnson played in open tunings and learn how to use his melodic and rhythmic ideas in any 12-bar blues.
For this lesson, I’ve written a Johnson-inspired blues in A major that teaches you the typical intro, walkdown, fills, verses, and guitar break he used in songs.