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Going Down Slow - Blues Standard

The Beginner's Songbook

If you see my mama, tell her the shape I'm in... 

The first time I heard this standard tune was on a live album by Robben Ford and Jimmy Witherspoon, imho it's one of the best blues guitar albums ever, get it now!! Mr Witherspoon sings it great, and on guitar is a very young Robben Ford who tears it up so good it's scary...

That said there are many great versions of this song, a great idea is to look up on Spotify and see how many versions you can find and listen to them all!!

Playing it can be real simple strumming or you can make it more complex and add in a load of fills and stuff... of course you can change the key around too as long as you stick to the right changes.

Hope you dig it! 

Watch The Video Lesson

Intro Tab

Lotta people asking about the intro... so here it is :) you should be able to catch the fingering on the video, but basically the thinnest string is played by the little finger. notes on strings 4 and 2 are played with fingers 3 and 4 the first time and then with a 1st finger bar for the rest... at the end is simply a D7 chord!



Original Video Clip

Justinguitar Beginners Songbook

The JustinGuitar Beginner's Songbooks (Proper paper books!)

I have two volumes of beginners songs! Each have 100 awesome songs, arranged to sync perfectly with my Beginners Course. Ten songs in each stage, gradually getting more challenging as you go through. Each song has tips and strumming suggestions and I honestly think this is the best Beginner's Songbook ever :) Both are spiral bound so stays open easy! Rave reviews from all over the world and the best companion to my course you could have! Appreciate your support.

Click here to see the full song lists and order: Volume 1Volume 2

Justinguitar Beginners Songbook

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Lesson ID: BS-507