Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Available Space is a slide/bottleneck guitar piece originally by Ry Cooder but also covered, and slightly rearranged by Leo Kottke. It is in Open G Tuning (D-G-D-G-B-D). It is unusual in a couple aspects, the main being that is follows a 12-Bar Blues format but adds a couple extra measures, making it one of the very rare 14-Bar Blues tunes.

The lesson sticks mostly with Ry Cooder's format rather than Leo's rearrangement of measures, but includes most of the melodic additions that Leo used.