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Our next piece is in open G tuning and in the style of delta bluesmen like Charley Patton and Willie Brown. The early players did not always
follow the restrictions of time or the 12-bar blues form. They added and/or dropped beats and bars here and there as they felt it, letting the
phrasing guide the rhythmic groupings rather than letting the rhythm guide the phrasing. “Down in the Delta” alternates between and with
a classic descending bass passage that is popped. Brushing the upper notes with your i finger will give you a rough and rugged Delta sound.
Down To The Delta
All up-stem notes are played with the i finger brushing up, except for the first half of the fifth beat in the bars, where i strums down.
All bass notes are palm muted except in the bar where they are popped.