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  1. Blues Tune (#10657) - Page 1 by David Macneil (31)
    just a quick tune i wrote thats pretty cool. Sounds best on a loop !please rate this tune!
    Blues · Beginner · 4971 Hits · 3.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 2/7/2006
  2. Spider Crawl Blues Shuffle (#9113) - Page 1 by Dave Sharp (87)
    Try it in multiple keys. Playing in D requires a challenging little pinkie stretch for those of you just starting out.
    Blues · Beginner · 66677 Hits · 3.41/5 (111 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2005
  3. More Stormy Monday Stuff (#54) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    Since the lyric line takes up only two measures, you can use this to fill up the next two bars. It's pretty easy to play, since all you have to do is slide barred chords up and down.
    Blues · Intermediate · 23912 Hits · 3.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 6/13/1999
  4. Some SRV Like Playin' (#4031) - Page 1 by Arthur Steinmann (91)
    <h5>Hi all of you folks, and welcome to my very first lesson.</h5> I have recently joined this community and am very fascinated about the whole thing. My first lesson deals with some SRV like playing. I created this piece of...(more)
    Blues · Advanced · 10491 Hits · 4.42/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 2/18/2002
  5. Blues Riffs (#3727) - Page 3 by Adel Abu Hamdeh (754)
    This riff I found on the internet. Its a classic blues riff played using barr chords. So if you want to practice barr chords here you go.
    Blues · Intermediate · 40634 Hits · 3.81/5 (27 ratings) · Last modified: 12/10/2001
  6. 12-Bar Blues: What is it? (#467) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    The 12-bar blues progression is the main underpinning of the vast majority of blues tunes out there. In order to start playing blues (and to take most of the other blues lessons on WholeNote), you will want to know what a 12...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 984313 Hits · 4.40/5 (1733 ratings) · Last modified: 3/14/2001
  7. Basic stop-time blues (#73) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    "Stop-time" blues is the blues where, as in this example, after playing the basic riff, you stop to insert a lyric line (or a cool guitar or harmonica fill). There's a million blues songs that use this. <br><br> The below e...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 198179 Hits · 4.42/5 (212 ratings) · Last modified: 9/1/2000
  8. Clapton-style Acoustic Blues (#564) - Page 3 by Jim Burger (4613)
    <b>Move 2: Triplets Using E7 Fingerings on the Top Three Strings</b><br><br>Move #2 is done playing rapid triplets using the following E7 fingerings with great effect: cho|x|x|x|4|3|4|E7 #1|cho cho|x|x|x|4|3|0|E7 #2|cho |cr|C...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 584289 Hits · 4.50/5 (688 ratings) · Last modified: 1/15/2000
  9. Grit (#1712) - Page 3 by Drew Mosby (264)
    Is it possible to play melody and the rhythm/bass on the same guitar without fingerpicking? Sure. The call and answer style of the blues makes it easy. I like to think of the "call" as the melody and the "answer" as the ba...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 11927 Hits · 3.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/2000
  10. The Bleedin' Fingertip Blues (#2476) - Page 2 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
    This is it. It's pretty simple stuff. Of course, you'll get smart-aleck remarks from the guy you're playing with about having to solo in C#, like I did a couple of weeks ago, but hey, they need a challenge. <br><br> The cro...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 19325 Hits · 3.80/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 2/26/2001
  11. Grit (#1712) - Page 1 by Drew Mosby (264)
    This lesson should teach a few tools and tricks I use to make my blues gritty. Here is my favorite blues rhythm. Its a rather easy one to play. I fret the Em chord with my first finger to extend my reach and leave the my...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 11927 Hits · 3.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/2000
  12. Blues from John Lee Hooker (#591) - Page 2 by Jim Burger (4613)
    Here's a run based on the intro to "Hobo Blues" that has some pretty simple standard Hooker stuff. Look at measure 1 -- the slides may look funky (I'm not even sure if JLH does slide, but it sounds more interesting that way,...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 112495 Hits · 4.34/5 (119 ratings) · Last modified: 1/15/2000
  13. Clapton-style Acoustic Blues (#564) - Page 4 by Jim Burger (4613)
    <b>Move 3: The Elmore James</b><br><br>Clapton starts out both solos in "Before You Accuse Me" and the solo in "Driftin'" in similar fashion to the example below, each with slight twists. But all of them utilize the Elmore J...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 584289 Hits · 4.50/5 (688 ratings) · Last modified: 1/15/2000
  14. Walking Bass Lines with Chords (#21) - Page 1 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    In this lesson, we'll cover some different aspects of playing a walking bass line with some chords on top. We'll look at some of the details of how to play the bass line itself, and then cover a few comping ideas with the ch...(more)
    Blues · Advanced · 160754 Hits · 4.10/5 (128 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
  15. Walking Bass Lines with Chords (#21) - Page 6 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    So now let's re-visit our example from page 1. By now, the bass line for the first two measures should sound familiar, and so should the chordal ideas on top. All I've done is mixed and matched some of the different chordal...(more)
    Blues · Advanced · 160754 Hits · 4.10/5 (128 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
  16. stretch blues (#114) - Page 1 by Sean Kelly (1525)
    Here is a simple blues riff in a 12-bar style that gives the pinky finger a workout and forces beginners to learn how to to roll that 3rd finger out of the way of your 1st finger barre (power) chord to get the dominant 7th to...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 49607 Hits · 4.14/5 (76 ratings) · Last modified: 7/13/1999
  17. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (#896) - Page 2 by Josh Graves (2401)
    Use your index finger to barre the slide at the beginning of measure six, as well as the seventh fret right after that. In measure eight we have a motif which gets repeated later, and will require some practice to sound smoot...(more)
    Blues · Advanced · 43936 Hits · 4.74/5 (50 ratings) · Last modified: 3/31/2000
  18. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (#896) - Page 4 by Josh Graves (2401)
    Barre the entire fourth fret on beat three of measure twelve so that you don't have to shift your barre to play the G# in the bass on the fourth beat. Then move the barre up fret by fret.
    Blues · Advanced · 43936 Hits · 4.74/5 (50 ratings) · Last modified: 3/31/2000
  19. Blues Of The Sea (#6643) - Page 1 by Coco Gaston (963)
    for the 2nd sequence, theres not a obstacle, for the 1st one tho, you may need to do a few pulloffs and slides in order to get the notes, which is ok. this is a jazz/blues study for both hands.
    Blues · Advanced · 5799 Hits · 1.40/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 6/16/2003
  20. Acoustic Delta Blues Moves (#1106) - Page 4 by Jim Burger (4613)
    <b>Chord Fingerings</b><br><br>The old delta blues guys were not soloing so much, so their melody lines often relied on picking out of various chord fingerings rather than on the use of the blues scale. Very common were doub...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 280121 Hits · 4.62/5 (327 ratings) · Last modified: 1/19/2001