Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TAB || Mermaid Flirt

I often try to turn something written for the guitar into something to do on the bari. I have played around a bit with the Mississippi John Hurt tune Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me and it becomes more of a trial or exercise since it doesn't have the deep driving bass. If the old Country Blues style hits yur fancy then you may want to get a copy of the Stefan Grossman's EARLY MASTERS of AMERICAN BLUES GUITAR: MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT Edition. The book comes with 27 song arrangements and two instructional CD's.

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This is old country blues, roots music style. The constant steady beat of the thumb drives the song. It frequently uses pinches. Other than that I try down-thumbs on the 1, 2, 3, 4's and up-index on the "ands" which is pretty standard to the flatpicking style where I can. Please, if you give it an solid try, let me know what you think. Thanks, Jeff / HU

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