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Jim Bruce is a blues guitar player and singer, performing and teaching in Europe. In 2013 he won an award for The Best Acoustic Blues Guitar Teacher On The Internet by users of Truefire.com
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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