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What’s up, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks, teaching you "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" as made famous by The Soggy Bottom Boys. This is an authentic country blues tune that uses a simple three chord progression.

This song features a single acoustic guitar tuned to dropped D with a capo on the third fret to get some awesome sounding delta blues licks that combine bass notes with upper register chords. The acoustic guitar provides a solid foundation for the vocals throughout.

The acoustic guitar establishes the groove right out of the gate with an iconic blues country riff. The arrangement then alternates between chorus and verse, culminating with a climactic riff to end off the song.

Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play this tune. Tune down to dropped D tuning, and place your capo on the 3rd fret.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about using a capo, dropped D tuning, open chords, and some delta blues inspired riffs and licks. We are in the key of F major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 86 BPM.