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This lick was inspired by Ry Cooder’s recordings from the mid 1970s. Though the music is in the key of D (or F, with the capo at 3rd fret), we’re in open-G tuning - not open-D as you might expect. Cooder has used this cross-tuning trick many times, and you’ll see here just how effective it can be. Watch out for the syncopations in the bass notes.