Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

“The Only Guitar Course Teaching All Major Styles – Over 750 Minutes of Blues Tuition!” Jim Bruce shows precisely how anyone can learn to play authentic acoustic blues guitar just like the old masters. “It’s just not necessary to have to spend a lot of money on effective acoustic blues guitar lessons – my video…

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Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

February 8, 2017 Tagged With: Advanced Rhythm Guitar Lessons, Blues, Rhythm Guitar  Upon first hearing ragtime guitar, I was certain that such a complex sound must have been the result of two instruments. Surprisingly, that was not the case. Instead ragtime, like many fingerstyle blues guitar styles, uses an alternating bass line played with the thumb,…

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Muddy Waters Blues Singer

Muddy Waters Blues Singer

Just like Bobby Dylan, at one point in his career, Muddy Waters went electric and defined Chicago style blues for a generation and beyond. Don’t get me wrong, electric blues guitar is OK in moderation, but it can sound all the sound the same. The problem is that a thousand copies of Muddy Waters sings…

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John Lee Hooker – Boogie Man

John Lee Hooker – Boogie Man

John Lee Hooker Chill Out Dudes! There’s a scene from an early black and white TV – when he walks out playing Tupelo John Lee Hooker lets you know that’s he’s blues all the way through, “I am the Blues”, he seems to shout (in his quiet way, of course). It was the riff that…

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Pink Anderson

Pink Anderson

A throwback to a long-gone period even at the time of his recordings, Pink Anderson (1900-74) was a historical figure whose music consisted of blues, folk music, ragtime, and conventional ballads. Anderson was born in South Carolina and early on sang in the streets for cents. He was self-taught as a guitar player and explored…

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Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson

rs Blind Lemon Jefferson King of the Country Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson was born in Couchman, Texas, at some point around the 1890s although the specific date is unknowned and numerous are declared. He was the youngest of 7 kids and the just one of them born blind. The information of his birth and young…

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Skip James

Skip James

Skip James Hard Time Killing Floor Blues Born June 9, 1902, in Bentonia, Mississippi, Nehemiah “Skip” James studied the guitar at an early age up until he ended up being a master at it. When he was 8, individuals called him “Skippy” as a label. In high school James found out the best ways to…

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Mance Lipscomb

Mance Lipscomb

  For me, Mance Lipscomb lyrics and blues guitar style had it all. Although Mance found a kind of fame during the folk-blues revival in the 60s, he never became anything but poor, which was a situation he seemed quite content with. Never living the life of the itinerant blues men, Mance played at parties…

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Son House – Grinnin’ In Your Face

Son House – Grinnin’ In Your Face

Son House Grinnin’ In Your Face Son House Death Letter – The Roots Of The Delta Blues Eddie James House Jr., much better called “Son House,” was a prominent blues performer born in Lyon, Mississippi to Eddie House, Sr. and Maggie House. He was the middle kid of 3 brother or sisters, with an older…

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Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy

  Big Bill Broonzy sings folk songs as well as his well-known acoustic blues, but for most of his early career he was known as the swinging Chicago blues man. The Big Bill Broonzy discography includes such classics as Hey Hey, Key to the Highway, Get Back, Black Brown and White, Guitar Shuffle and Trouble in Mind. Big Bill…

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Jim Bruce Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

Jim Bruce Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

“The Only Guitar Course Teaching All Major Styles – Over 750 Minutes of Blues Tuition!” Jim Bruce shows precisely how anyone can learn to play authentic acoustic blues guitar just like the old masters. <!–more–> “It’s just not necessary to have to spend a lot of money on effective acoustic blues guitar lessons – my…

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Robert Johnson Songs

Robert Johnson Songs

  For many people, Robert Johnson was the blues, at least the Delta blues! You get the impression that Clapton wanted to be RJ, but I don’t really agree that he was the greatest blues man ever to have played guitar, and I definitely don’t think he sold his soul to the Devil to gain…

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Blues Guitar Chord Progressions

Blues Guitar Chord Progressions

It’s likely that the very first blues chords were not even in basic tuning, offered the very first tentative efforts to make music were probably tried out house made instruments with less than 6 strings. Obviously, the common blues chord progression would still follow the standard guidelines, however the shapes and method of playing would…

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Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Page Contents: Introduction The Blues According To Lightnin’ Hopkins List Of Most Popular Lightnin’ Hopkins Songs Lightnin’s Picking Style – The Monotonic Bass Pattern Guitar Lesson Complete – Baby Please Don’t Go Mance Lipscombe Cotton Lyrics (PDF) End Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins The Texas Blues Man   There’s some great guitar pickers came from Texas (and still…

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Mississippi John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt

Page Contents Short Mississippi John Hurt Biography The Best of Mississippi John hurt – Song List Mississippi John Hurt lyrics – Avalon Mississippi John Hurt Guitar Technique Spike Driver Blues Guitar Lesson Satisfied & Tickled Too More John Hurt Picking Tips Who Was John Hurt, Mississippi Blues Guitar Master By all accounts, John Hurt wasn’t…

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Seasick Steve

Seasick Steve

So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams interpreted by Seasick Steve  Download The Tab – Click Here (Right Click & ‘Save As’) Isn’t that just about the saddest sound you ever heard? Seasick Steve took an old country music standard, played it low and soulful with an easy picking pattern in open D and created…

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Brownie McGhee

Brownie McGhee

Sonnie Terry and Brownie McGhee – So Much Trouble There’s a great recording of an old radio show from the 40s in  which broadcaster Studs Terkel talks to guests Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. Of course, Broonzy shows his off the-cuff total mastery of the guitar in mostly any style, but Brownie’s…

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Blind Blake

Blind Blake

Page Contents: Arthur Blind Blake – Food For Thought Blind Blake Guitar Style – Why Was He So Special? Top 20 Blind Blake Songs Blake’s Dancing Thumb Bass Pattern Blind Blake West Coast Blues Fingerstyle Anybody Know What Diddie Wah Diddie Means? Other Blake Tricks – Triplets Another Dancing Bass Pattern Doubling Up On The…

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Reverend Gary Davis

Reverend Gary Davis

  Introduction Gary Davis Bio (Kind of …) List Of Most Popular Songs Guitar Lesson Complete – How To Play Candyman  A Strategy For Learning Acoustic Blues Guitar Fingerstyle More Technique – Hesitation Blues The Rev Gary Davis – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Master Davis wasn’t always a man of God, of course, (who is?). In…

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Blind Boy Fuller

Blind Boy Fuller

  Fuller was a student of Gary Davis who was in turn a student of Blind Willie Walker, the legendary all-round Master of ragtime and fingerpicking blues guitar. Reverend Davis said that ‘Walker was the best that ever done it’ which is testimony to Walker’s skill – Davis wasn’t known for giving out compliments! Yes,…

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