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C# Tuning, Chords and Intro

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That's Alright > C# Tuning, Chords and Intro

In this lesson we will talk about the C# standard tuning and then cover the necessary chords for the song. Keep in mind that we will play the using what would be the 1,4 and 5 chords for the G position (G, C, and D if we were in standard E tuning). We are basically tuning the guitar down three half steps so that when you play the low E string it will be a C# note. This is the same way that Sam Chatman tuned his guitar. Take some time getting acquainted with the tuning. Remember that you are not obliged to play this song in this tuning; I found that it let me sing at an agreeable, comfortable pitch. After you learn the song you are free to tune your guitar however you wish, as long as you are playing out of the the blues chords in the G position. Take your time and have fun with it.

Corey Harris



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Delta Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 3:15 Breakdown of C# Tuning

Loop 4:14 C# Tuning Loop

Loop 4:40 Breakdown of Chords

Loop 5:25 Intro Breakdown

Loop 9:58 Closing Thoughts





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Jay Jul 30, 2020

Thanks Corey for the feedback. 

Jay May 31, 2020

hi I'm posting this again as it was missed the first time.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jul 30, 2020

Hi Jay you sound good put your own vibe on it, singing clear and the playing sounds nice and steady.  Thanks for posting and please pardon the delay.  Bravo...

Jay Mar 13, 2020

I did this in Standard tuning as i think it fits my voice better.

thanks in advance for your comments

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