I make no bones about the fact that I’m a big Freddie King fan, and his version of “I’m Tore Down” is one of my personal favorite tunes. If you have Eric Clapton’s “From the Cradle” CD (or mp3 or whatever those kids are listening to these days) you’ll hear he did a killer version of it.
In reality, the rhythm is a pretty standard shuffle pattern that works for a variety of tunes. Just the other day I was teaching one of my private students the same pattern as used in a Joe Bonamassa tune, and then I heard it in an Albert King video where he was doing “The Sky Is Crying” so it even works in a slow blues.
This first video will give you an overview and walkthrough of how this rhythm is used in this song. I’ll put downloadable versions down below.
This is lesson 6-1 from Blues Guitar Unleashed so if you don’t have it and you like this:
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This next video is a slow version play along, try it first once you think you’ve got the hang of it.
And finally… the whole enchilada at full speed
- The Lesson Video (MP4)
Download the main lesson video in MP4 format with this link.
- The Lesson Video (WMV)
Download the main lesson video with this link in WMV format.
- The slow speed play along video (MP4)
Download the slow speed play along with this link in MP4 format
- The slow speed play along video (WMV)
Download the slow speed video in WMV format with this link
- The full speed play along video (MP4)
Use this link to download the full speed play along in MP4 format
- The full speed play along video (WMV)
Use this link to download the full speed play along video in WMV format
- The slow speed play along (MP3)
Use this link for the audio-only MP3 version of the slow speed play along.
- The full speed play along (MP3)
Use this link for the audio-only MP3 version of the ful speed play along.
- The tab and notes (PDF)
Use this link to download the PDF of the tabs and notes on the lesson.