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Performing Arts : Music | Fingerstyle Acoustic Blues Guitar

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£23.99 inc VAT (was £119.95)
Offer ends 31 December 2022
Study method
Online, self-paced
Access to content
Lifetime access
Qualification
No formal qualification
Optional extras

Digital certificate included in price

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Overview

About this Course
Fingerstyle Blues guitar lessons from a top Truefire guitar instructor.

From Texas To The Delta is a mega-pack of acoustic blues guitar lessons covering all aspects of finger picking acoustic blues guitar, hence the name. From the Mississippi Delta sounds of Robert Johnson to the happy complex ragtime guitar picking style of Blind Blake, all styles are covered in great detail.

In addition to the legendary blues men, such as Lightnin Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson, this course explores some of the amazing guitar techniques of guys who are not exactly household names, but nevertheless had an enormous impact on blues guitar development and modern music in general. Blues guitar men such as Scrapper Blackwell, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council are unknown names, unless you are a blues fan! Most people know that Pink Floyd took their group name from the latter two blues men, but very few people have heard their music.

In presenting these 39 video lessons from the major acoustic blues artists of the 20s and 30, the aim is provide a good grounding in all acoustic blues guitar finger picking techniques. Depending on the key used, and also the musical style, the lessons are suitable for intermediate to advanced players. For example, the alternating bass patterns used in ragtime guitar are harder to learn than the monotonic bass techniques associated with the Delta.

Jim Bruce was voted N°2 Internet Guitar Instructor by Truefire in 2013.

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Who is the target audience?

You are obviously be a blues lover and have some experience of playing acoustic blues guitar. You are looking to expand your techniques in finger picking the blues.
Basic knowledge
You will need your acoustic guitar! Some finger picking experience would be very useful, and you should be familiar with standard chord progressions

Description

What you will learn
This course will give you a complete grounding in all major blues guitar fingerstyle patterns
You will learn to play songs by Lightnin Hopkins
You will learn to play songs by Big Bill Broonzy
You will learn to play songs by Blind Blake
You will learn to play in the style of Willie McTell
You will learn to play in the style of Pink Anderson
You will learn to play in the style of Willie Walker
You will learn to play in the style of Mance Lipscombe
You will learn to play in the style of Scrapper Blackwell
You will learn to play in the style of Floyd Council
You will learn to play in the style of Blind Boy Fuller
You will learn to play in the style of Brownie McGhee
You will learn to play in the style of Mississippi John Hurt

Blues Guitar Lessons Course Guidance Notes

Lightnin' Hopkins - Texas Blues Man

Mance 'The Man' Lipscombe

Robert Johnson

Blind Boy Fuller

Floyd Council

Scrapper Blackwell

Big Bill Broonzy

Brownie McGhee

Blind Willie McTell

Leroy Carr

Mississippi John Hurt

Pink Anderson

Blind Blake - King Of Ragtime Blues Guitar

Blind Willie Walker - Ragtime Guitar

Who is this course for?

You are obviously be a blues lover and have some experience of playing acoustic blues guitar. You are looking to expand your techniques in finger picking the blues.

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Digital certificate

Certificate of completion is included in course price

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