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Burn One Down by Ben Harper

    You will need to tune your guitar to :

    D, G, C, F, A, D

    This song is VERY reminiscent of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” because of the walking bass note progression.

    We did this song a little differently. The themes are repetitive, so we broke down the two themes in the song that recur. They have play-along audio by themselves. There aren’t any chords here that you shouldn’t already know, so the fingerings are only up for the intro, which is a little confusing.

    Here is an MP3 of what the bongos sound like, played on toms.


    In the live version, he strums this part a little more. I did this on the audio, but NOT on the video. It is easier to see the video when everything is very basic. I didn’t want you to get confused as to why they sound a little different.



    Riff Resources

    Complete Transcription To “Burn One Down” (PDF)

    Complete Transcription To “Burn One Down” (Power Tab)