|Muddy Waters’ “I Feel Like Goin’ Home,” Part 1: Standard Tuning
Muddy Waters’ “I Feel Like Goin’ Home,” Part 1: Standard Tuning
Muddy Waters recorded “I Feel Like Goin’ Home” in the 1950s for Aristocrat Records with acoustic bass player Big Crawford: just slide guitar, bass, and Muddy’s singing. In this lesson you’ll learn a version of the song in E in standard tuning and a version of the way Muddy played it, in open G tuning. Orville plays through the entire song in E and then shows you the intro he plays with the slide, talking about the vibrato he adds and how Muddy played his vibrato. The intro also includes a classic Muddy Waters fingerstyle turnaround in E, and Orville shows you a few different ways to vary this turnaround. After you’ve learned the intro, you’ll learn the solo that Orville plays, which mostly involves playing the E minor pentatonic scale on the first string with the slide, while holding down a monotonic bass with your thumb. There are a few notes played on the second string, and Orville talks about playing notes on the second string in tune by angling your slide differently. He also plays some notes up the neck on the second and third strings, and talks about using pick blocking to play them.
"I Feel Like Goin' Home" in Standard Tuning (Available to subscribers)