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“Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor” Fingerstyle, Part 2: Variations

This lesson is part of the course Blues Guitar with Orville Johnson.
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Become a complete blues player through these lessons in country blues fingerpicking, blues lead guitar, and bottleneck slide, with great technique lessons and blues songs from Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.
 
 
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Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
 
In this lesson you’ll learn a fingerstyle arrangement of the folk-blues classic “Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor” inspired by the playing of Mississippi John Hurt. Orville plays the song through and then explains the guitar part phrase by phrase. He also explains how you can alter the lengths of some of the chords, depending on how you hear the song, something that John Hurt and other great blues singers and guitarists did all the time.
 
 
 
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“Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor” Fingerstyle, Part 2: Variations
“Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor” Fingerstyle, Part 2: Variations
 
After you’ve learned the basic version of “Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor” try these variations that Orville plays either behind his singing or as part of the instrumental. The variations include a cool bend on the F chord and a triplet run in the bass going from the C chord to the F chord.

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