Gravedigger Blues is my personal ode to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar. It's in standard tuning and the key of E. The first section is based on my Gravedigger Blues lesson
, and following that I play through the licks in my Dead Thumb lesson
. After that I just vamp on some more E blues ideas with walking bass. The style is very loose and relaxed, as I really tried to articulate the phrasing of the lead voice. This was done in one take pluged directly into a computer with some improvisation, so it's free and easy as the blues should be.
I used a Takamine model EF 108K acoustic guitar pluged directly into my buddy's home computer. Recorded using Sonic Foundry Vegas Pro and edited with Soundforge: some EQ tweaking and mild reverb added by my roommate, Sloan Tash.