John Lee Hooker Songs

John Lee Hooker
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Boom Boom John Lee Hooker

In this blues song tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will be breaking down the song "Boom Boom", by John Lee Hooker. First we'll talk a bit about the gear and getting the darker, "muffled" tone, then we'll pick apart the main riff and talk about John Lee's unique right hand technique. There's a lot of "free" jamming and soloing in this song, and Anders will break all that down for you. To close, we'll do a full play along performance, and then mute the guitars to you can jam along on your own.

Published: 05/02/2012 Upgrade
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Crawlin' King Snake John Lee Hooker

Tom will show you the guitar part in this blues classic. The guitar is a mixture of basic blues riffs that suggest a 12 bar blues form but never makes it to the V (five) chord and doesn't conform to a regular length form. This is clearly at the root of the blues style and tradition.

Published: 04/15/2019 Upgrade