by Brother John  July 12, 2007 6:29 am

A tuition video featuring Pay Day by Mississippi John Hurt and played by Brother John Morris. It is in the alternating bass fingerpicking style. Pay Day is in open D tuning (DADF#AD). The bass in this song alternates constantly between the 6th and the 4th strings. There are no chord changes. This piece is a good example of the power and beauty in the simplicity of a melody supported by a D drone.

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  1. by rob October 23, 2007 at 8:34 am

    great site, and thank you for taking the time to put it together.
    Hangin out for some more content – open d if I may make a request…gotta love that open d!

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