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Wade’s Lost Indian, Part 1

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Wade’s Lost Indian  
 
Wade’s Lost Indian  
 
Wade’s Lost Indian, Part 1
Wade’s Lost Indian, Part 1
 
“Wade’s Lost Indian” is in an unusual tuning: F#DADE, which is like double dropped-D tuning with the fifth string tuned down to F#. Bruce plays the whole thing through at a slow tempo and then shows you the A part, phrase by phrase. The A part is also “crooked,” meaning that it isn’t just a straight eight or four bars, but consists of two 4½-measure parts. And while it has only a couple of melodic phrases, they occur in different places in the second half of the A part.

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