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  1. Walking Blues (#2677) - Page 4 by Josh Graves (2401)
    Again, use 1 to hammer the G#'s, and the other left hand fingers for the bass movement. Again, use i for the third string, m for the second string, and a for the first string. Again, <b>AVOID TENSION!</b> This part may seem d...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 48915 Hits · 4.38/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  2. Blues Riffs (#3727) - Page 2 by Adel Abu Hamdeh (754)
    This is a riff I came up with. I dont really know if you can call it a blues riff, but I threw it in anyway. Its pretty fun to improvise to this. Its good to practice improvisation. Heres a scale you can use. Its the sam...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 40634 Hits · 3.81/5 (27 ratings) · Last modified: 12/10/2001
  3. Acoustic Delta Blues Moves (#1106) - Page 8 by Jim Burger (4613)
    As a special bonus, I thought I'd throw in a slightly more complicated Son House tune that also happens not to be in the key of E. This is my version of "Empire State Blues," a Son House classic (key of G). The recording th...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 280121 Hits · 4.62/5 (327 ratings) · Last modified: 1/19/2001
  4. The Lightnin' Hopkins Style (#507) - Page 3 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This example is a I-IV-I-I-IV-IV-I-I-V-IV-I-V 12-bar blues progression, so you can see that bar 1 is played out of an E chord and bar 2 is played out of a A chord fingering. Bars 3-4 are simply a repeat of bar 2 of the intro...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 236414 Hits · 4.67/5 (264 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/1999
  5. Blues licks from Buddy (#1042) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This is a 12-bar solo/outro from one of the songs on Buddy Guy & Junior Wells' seminal album "Alone & Acoustic". Buddy plays this one acoustic solo. If you want to play it like Buddy, you have to grunt at the end of the sec...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 37987 Hits · 4.44/5 (70 ratings) · Last modified: 4/29/2000
  6. Grit (#1712) - Page 5 by Drew Mosby (264)
    This is a little tune I wrote (just for this lesson)called "Grit". It demonstrates everything we've gone over so far. Use these ideas when writing to add flavor and style to your blues, but don't stick to them religously, exp...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 11927 Hits · 3.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/2000
  7. Blues Turnarounds (#25) - Page 3 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    This is very similar to the previous one, but we includes notes on the second string in our descending line in measure 1. Note that the chord made up by each three note block in our descending line is a 7th chord. The first...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 151188 Hits · 4.39/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
  8. Basic Blues In A (#2412) - Page 1 by Neil Marriott (121)
    This is a basic blues in A, nothing difficult but it will get you rockin' straight away! hopefully... :)
    Blues · Beginner · 30372 Hits · 4.14/5 (44 ratings) · Last modified: 2/11/2001
  9. 12 Bar Blues Basic Shuffle (#10090) - Page 1 by Bryan Madness (16)
    <b>THIS IS MY BLUES BASIC SHUFFLE FOR PRACTICE....HAVE FUN.</b> <b>I often practicing this while thinking of my cute girl,.......Luh Putu Ratih Kartika Dewi.</b> cho|x|0|2|2|2|0|<b>A</b>|cho cho|x|x|0|2|3|2|<b>D</b>|...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 40466 Hits · 3.93/5 (58 ratings) · Last modified: 8/18/2005
  10. Blues Shuffle (#7166) - Page 1 by Richard Marchman (85)
    Blues Shuffle - I love little blues rhythms like this. Guess what, speed it to 160 and put the guitar to distortion and you've got a hard rock riff that rocks out. But keep it as is and it's a great rhythm to play in a blue...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 5662 Hits · 2.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2003
  11. Blues Rhythm Guitar I (#243) - Page 4 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    The same idea can be used in any key you happen to playing blues. In E or in A, our job is a little easier because we're using open strings in our chords. For a key like G, you have to use your 1st finger to play the low no...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 457367 Hits · 4.41/5 (413 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999
  12. Blues Rhythm Guitar I (#243) - Page 3 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    That sounds fine for our E chord, but what about our A chord? Well, we can use the exact same idea only up one string. The example below shows how this would sound for the 4 first bars of a blues in E...
    Blues · Intermediate · 457367 Hits · 4.41/5 (413 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999
  13. Blues Rhythm Guitar I (#243) - Page 6 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    So far, for our E blues, we've seen how to play the E and the A chord, but what about the B chord. The example below shows how the last 4 measures of a 12 bar E blues might sound using our shuffle technique. For the B in me...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 457367 Hits · 4.41/5 (413 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999
  14. Clapton-style Acoustic Blues (#564) - Page 7 by Jim Burger (4613)
    <b>This 12-bar progression</b> generally features a lyric line in bars 1-2, 5-6 and 9-10, so you will see the most interesting moves inserted in bars 3-4, 7-8 and 11-12 (i.e. when there's no singing going on). Nonetheless, t...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 584289 Hits · 4.50/5 (688 ratings) · Last modified: 1/15/2000
  15. Basic Blues Shuffle (#72) - Page 2 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This one has only a couple of differences from the previous one. First of all, the strumming on the low strings is evenly spaced. Secondly, the second measure stays at E instead of going to A. The main addition is the litt...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 433975 Hits · 4.40/5 (672 ratings) · Last modified: 11/6/1999
  16. Blues/Rock Lick (#6799) - Page 2 by Robin Helm (101)
    this is almost the same as the first lick. try these two licks out in many variations, with swing, disortion and so on! you will soon find out how it sounds best for you ;) (sry for bad english, i'm japanese ;))
    Blues · Beginner · 15056 Hits · 4.12/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/2003
  17. Clapton-style Acoustic Blues (#564) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    Eric Clapton has recently put out some blues albums containing excellent acoustic work ("Unplugged" and "From the Cradle"). I have tried to show some of the Clapton style in the following pages. We will start by looking at ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 584289 Hits · 4.50/5 (688 ratings) · Last modified: 1/15/2000
  18. Blues Fun (#4840) - Page 1 by Brenden Nelson (300)
    This song is really easy to play. just use ur index, and ring fingers, and let ur fingers kinda lay across the rest of the strings to kinda mute them! This was taught to me by my Cousin, it was kinda my first lesson with powe...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 16691 Hits · 3.07/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 6/29/2002
  19. Blues Scales (#7416) - Page 2 by David Parkes (221)
    This next scale is what's called the E "Blues" scale and is played in second possion
    Blues · Beginner · 15297 Hits · 4.50/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/1/2004
  20. Variations On The Shuffle (#10880) - Page 2 by Peter Kiley (890)
    Next we have the basic groove for the IV chord (A):
    Blues · Beginner · 21352 Hits · 4.44/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2006