FAQ: How To Play Death Letter?

What tuning is Death letter in?

More videos on YouTube You can use a number of tunings for Death Letter Blues, I opted for an Open G Tuning (D-G-D-G-B-D). However, Open A for instance works very well, too.

What tuning did son house use?

House often used open-G tuning, at times sounding a half step or more sharp, due to either tuning by ear without a reference pitch or recording equipment tape-speed calibration inaccuracies.

How do you play bottleneck guitar?

To play with your slide, place your fretting/sliding hand over the fingerboard as you would normally. Avoid pointing your other fingers away from the guitar and keep your thumb behind the neck. Tilt the slide slightly outward so it contacts the first string only, and try playing the major scale in Ex. 1.

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