Watch the Breakdown 20 - 25 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Roots, Rags & Blues

This arrangement of Jelly Roll Blues is transposed from the original piano key and starts in the key of G. Midway through it modulates to the key of C and also switches to the "Habanera" rhythm, which Morton, being Creole, often referred to as the "Spanish Tinge". It's played with a pulse you can practice by counting 123-123-12 with an accent on 1.

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