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Songbook: Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Skip James)

LESSON ID: PC051

In this course, you’ll learn how to play Hard Time Killing Floor Blues, by Skip James.

We’ll base the tutorial off of the performance recorded on the 1966 album, Today! on the Vanguard label.

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This is a slow and brooding tune from a true Delta Blues pioneer. It’s tuned to Skip’s favored Crossnote Tuning. And kicks off with a very expressive free time intro before settling into several verses.

You’ll have access to the note-for-note transcription as it appears on the album.

To get this great tune under your fingers quickly, we’ll focus our study on a few of the verses to help you get this tune under your fingers quickly.

The performance video comes with the SoundSlice interactive tab player with selectable video angles, tempo controls and looping ability so you can focus on what you need most.

If you’re ready to dive in and put this song in your songbook, enroll in this course and let’s get started!