Watch the Vanessa online guitar lesson by Paul Rishell from Dirt Road Blues

We'll first finish off the breakdown for "Custard Pie" in the first video and then dig in on "Vanessa" (Tone Cool 1999), a tune I started writing as a lullaby for my daughter, but I didn't finish it until she was a little too old to need one. The bass parts on the bridge can be tricky to play if you don't take your time. The tuning is dropped-D, meaning a standard tuning with the low E string tuned down to D.

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