Watch the Money Maker Shake online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Authentic Blues Grooves You MUST Know

I am such a fan of Elmore James, both his playing and vocals. "Shake Your Money Maker" is another Elmo classic and a must know. Although the tune lyrically can be traced back to many other tunes in the oral tradition, James' version is the definitive. As you will find, slide guitar is not something we can just jump into and be good at! But this tune is an excellent starting point. It contains some classic shapes and moves we see in many, many slide tunes in open E tuning. Open E tuning is EBEG#BE, so we are tuning the guitar to an E chord.