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Sitting On Top of the World


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Sitting On Top of the World > Fundamentals

We're re-issuing one of Corey's most popular lessons with new sheet music, re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Corey: 

In this lesson we will begin to work on "Sitting on Top of the World" by the great Mississippi Sheiks. I play my version of the song and then we dive into the fundamentals of this tune. I emphasize the importance of a light touch and the importance of the thumb and the bass line. This is a classic blues tune that is also the gateway to other similar tunes by many other artists (i.e. Tampa Red's repertoire).


Corey Harris



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Open E Tuning

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:09 Opent E Tuning (E B E Ab B E)

Loop 1:17 Run-Through of Sitting On Top of the World


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 4:02 Breakdown of Bass Technique and Bass Line

Loop 6:12 Playing the Bass Line While Humming the Melody

Loop 7:11 Brushing the Strings and Having a Light Touch with the Slide

Loop 9:07 Practice Loop of Melody and Bass Together

Loop 10:11 Closing Thoughts




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