Bukka White :" Aberdeen blues" and other

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Bukka White :" Aberdeen blues" and other

Postby petou » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:42 pm

Anybody knows how to play this song? (or other Bukka's songs)
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby silenus » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:47 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Jan-19-06 AT 02:50 AM (EST)]Petou, I only tab I know of Aberdeen is the one below...
It's Kenny Wayne Sheppard's version, which is a great version.
Think the basic rifs are played in the same way as by Bukka.
http://www.slidingzone.de/SLIDINGZONE/KWS/Aberdeen.html
Enjoy

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RE: Bukka White :

Postby lightninboy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:53 pm

I play a couple of Bukka songs.
Parchman farm and Fixin to die.
Fixin to die is open d tuning with a capo at the 4th fret, making it f#.
I'd tab it for ya, but I don't have the software.
It uses the basic shape I IV V chords for open d, and the riff centre's around the 5th string, on the 3rd and 2nd frets.
Does this help?
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RE: Bukka White :" Aberdeen blues" and other

Postby bighollowtwang » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:03 am

>Anybody knows how to play this song? (or other Bukka's
>songs)

Sure, but are you talking about his first recording of it c.1940, or his post-rediscovery version with the guitar slapping over the 1st line of each verse?

The early version is in open E tuning. It's pretty straightforward....but his 60's recordings of it are quite different, he didn't develop his E Minor tuning until after his classic pre-WWII recordings.

Best way to learn the song (at least the 60s version) is to get yourself a copy of this video:

http://www.jurassicdvd.com/catalog/imag ... aWhite.jpg
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby bighollowtwang » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:03 am

>Fixin to die is open d tuning with a capo at the 4th fret,
>making it f#.

Fixing To Die was originally played in Spanish (open G) tuning.
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby lightninboy » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:12 am

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>>Fixin to die is open d tuning with a capo at the 4th fret,
>>making it f#.
>
>Fixing To Die was originally played in Spanish (open G)
>tuning.

Oh no it wasn't.
Your wrong!
Its in a Vestapol tuning, key of F#.
Probably open D w/ capo at the 4th.
Along with washboard.
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby bighollowtwang » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:27 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Jan-21-06 AT 04:27 AM (EST)]>Oh no it wasn't.
>Your wrong!

Bukka never used a capo - ever. Unless he was playing a 7 string guitar with a low string tuned c# to be hitting the V in the bass (and that's as likely as Bukka playing a Chapman Stick)...there's no way he could have played the song in D tuning because the low string in D tuning is the tonic. If you can't hear him hitting the V in the bass from time to time ---- listen more closely!
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby boogiechillun85 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:15 pm

I've gotta go with Zak on this one, it's in open G. I can't comment on the never using a capo thing, but I certainly hear a low D note in there below the root. That tab that floats around on the web that says it's in open D just bothers me.
And I'm glad to hear I'm not crazy, cause I listen to "aberdeen blues" and swear that I hear a bit of a minor chord in it. That really quick hammer on in the main riff. Very cool.
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby mickeypainless » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:33 pm

I personally don't think I'd wanna debate this w/ Zak or Jim anymore than I'd wanna debate electronics or old guns with Ricochet!
I now look fwd to given it a go in G vs. D cuz it sure can't sound any worse than my orig. attempt in D :o
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RE: Bukka White :

Postby petou » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:46 pm

thank you for your answer.
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Bukka White :

Postby petou » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:37 pm

can you give me your advice for the intro:

(open E tuning)

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