The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62501   Message #1009993
Posted By: Pene Azul
28-Aug-03 - 11:23 PM
Thread Name: Skip Jame's Tuning ???
Subject: RE: Skip Jame's Tuning ???
From this PBS page (lesson plan):

In Bentonia-style tuning, the strings are tuned in an E-B-E-G-B-E pattern. If possible, demonstrate these different tunings on a guitar and show how the resulting sound differs. James employed this tuning technique in two of his better-known songs: "Devil Got My Woman" and "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues." Listen for it in "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues" and in the performance of "Devil Got My Woman" in The Soul of a Man.