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A lot of people say that the blues is just a feeling, but it's not; it's also a harmony system - Steve James, "Blues/Roots Guitar" instructional video

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Offline CookinSherry

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Dixon Brothers
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:43:52 PM »
Looking for any info on the rhythm/second guitar technique for The Dixon Brothers, specifically for "A Mother, A Father, A Baby"...tuning?, position?, left and right hand! 
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Re: Dixon Brothers
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 06:43:24 PM »
Hi CookinSherry,
On "A Mother, A Father, A Baby", Howard Dixon plays lap-style slide out of open G.  Dorsey Dixon finger picks (sounds like thumb and two fingers) out of G position in standard tuning.  Get in tune with the recording and you can figure it out pretty quick.  It's a simple progression and everything is right under the left hand.
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Offline CookinSherry

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Re: Dixon Brothers
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 09:36:15 AM »
Thanks John.  I'm more of a "boom-chuck" guy, only using a thumb pick...time to start pullin some power from the pluckers!

Offline banjochris

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Re: Dixon Brothers
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 04:03:57 PM »
I'll add that there are lots of solo recordings of Dorsey Dixon from the 1960s if you want to hear his style without the lap steel. Quite a few on YouTube.
Chris

 


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