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Lesson notes

Mann's Fate is a piece by Jorma Kaukonen that first appeared on the first Hot Tuna album. The instrumental was based on licks and themes by West Coast blues/folk player Steve Mann, who did some session work for Sonny And Cher and heavily inspired Jorma, as well as most of the players on the scene in the mid 1960s.

There are just a few short sections, and Jorma adds improvised sections with each rendition. This lesson just looks at the main sections, which feature a haunting intro, a repetitive pair of easy chords to build tension, a bluesy, percussive E Minor progression, and a flashy blues lick to wrap things up.