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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 11:37:20 pm »
Hello, :)

Please, I would like to ask if someone could explain how Justin plays the introduction (12 first seconds of the video BS-507) in the song "Going Down Slow"?

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 12:48:01 am »
The Tab is right there in Justin's note below the vid, you'll need to study that and watch the vid closely. I doubt it would be any easier having someone try and explain it.

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 03:18:53 pm »
I am optimistic. So I think that at least one person is able to explain it.

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 06:36:01 pm »
What exactly do you need explaining? Watch the video and look at the tabs. Or don't you know how to
read tabs? If not Justin has a lesson on that as well
http://justinguitar.com/en/BC-108-TABandBoxes.php

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 06:53:09 pm »
I exactly need an explanation about the sliding stuff at the beginning.
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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 11:57:16 pm »
It's a standard blues intro/turnaround.

Slide your middle and ring finger up to the third fret and anchor your pinky on the third fret e string.
Just like the tabs say. Use your index finger to barre the second fret and leave your pinky anchored
on the third. Just like the tabs say. Slide your index finger down to the first fret leaving your pinky
anchored on the third fret. Play open strings just like the tabs say and you guessed it leave your
pinky anchored on the third fret. Do a standard walk up on the A string 0 3 4 to and D7 chord.

Add funny faces for dramatic effect and practice, practice, practice.

If this doesn't help google Blues turn around there are thousands of them and they're all worth learning.

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 09:51:56 pm »
Really like learning the song! As a beginner, I'm struggling a little with the intro as well (but really keen to learn it as sounds very cool). I just wanted to confirm what the techniques being used were.

The main technique I'm not sure about was to play two strings at once. It looks like the thicker string is played with the pick while the thinner string is played with the 2nd or third finger. Is it similar to Lick #5 found under Awesome Licks on Justin's site (LK-005-Static Root Blues)  which Justin calls hybrid picking?

Thanks for help on this and can't wait to learn more!

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 04:35:24 am »
Can anyone tell me what Justin is doing in the the song where he adds the little embellishment to the the g7 chord? Is he adding his pinky/ring in on the b string?

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2019, 06:29:50 am »
Hi Danni

Pinky third fret of the high e. That just makes it a regular G.

Happy bluesing

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2019, 06:53:50 am »
Hi Danni

Pinky third fret of the high e. That just makes it a regular G.

Happy bluesing

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Thanks Garfield I was trying to work it out but couldn't quite tell when I was playing it which it was

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 07:54:33 am »
Just watched it again. I'm not sure now. I just played it and I think I might be b string he was playing the high e works too though. Mix em up.

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2019, 09:52:18 am »
He is definitely playing the 3rd fret B string within a little open B, 3rd fret B, 1st fret E melody run that he is playing.
These three notes are not picked individually but are emphasised within some shortened strums focussing just on the thinnest two or three strings.

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2019, 09:57:33 am »
He is definitely playing the 3rd fret B string within a little open B, 3rd fret B, 1st fret E melody run that he is playing.
These three notes are not picked individually but are emphasised within some shortened strums focussing just on the thinnest two or three strings.
Ah that sounds more complicated than it looks - I was hoping it was like in Hey Joe where you add a note in as you strum and it gives it a little hightlight

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2019, 10:19:23 am »
Ah that sounds more complicated than it looks - I was hoping it was like in Hey Joe where you add a note in as you strum and it gives it a little hightlight

You can absolutely do it like that.
You can also extend the 3 note thing and make a little loop of the notes:

F - B - D - F or B - D - F - B - D - F etc around once, twice, several times.
You have to get the timing right to start the little riff motif.
It will vary depending on whether you start on the F note or start on the open string B note.

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Re: BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2019, 10:40:03 am »
You can absolutely do it like that.
You can also extend the 3 note thing and make a little loop of the notes:

F - B - D - F or B - D - F - B - D - F etc around once, twice, several times.
You have to get the timing right to start the little riff motif.
It will vary depending on whether you start on the F note or start on the open string B note.
Need to get my brain working once the kids are in bed. I only just noticed justin had the intro tab in the notes in so going to give that a whirl too

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