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  1. Walking Blues (#2677) - Page 6 by Josh Graves (2401)
    Now let's finish this. These fingerings are just major barre chords with embellishments. The chord on the fourth beat of mm. 13 needs to be fingered using 2 for the A# it the bass, 1 for the G on the 4th string, 3 for the C# ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 48915 Hits · 4.38/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  2. More Stormy Monday Stuff (#54) - Page 2 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This is a turnaround I use in Stormy Monday in G. It's all basically chords, nothing too challenging. The key to make it sound good is on the slides (it sounds kinda sucky in MIDI, but it's ok on a guitar).
    Blues · Intermediate · 23912 Hits · 3.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 6/13/1999
  3. The Lightnin' Hopkins Style (#507) - Page 10 by Jim Burger (4613)
    The last 4 bars start with an easy bar fingerpicked out of a B7 chord fingering. cho|x|2|1|2|0|2|B7|cho |cr|Bar 10 is another interesting one: first you alternate picking B notes on the open 2nd string and 4th fret of the 3rd...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 236414 Hits · 4.67/5 (264 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/1999
  4. Blues Scales (#7416) - Page 4 by David Parkes (221)
    This scale is an "A Blues" scale and is in second possion.
    Blues · Beginner · 15297 Hits · 4.50/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/1/2004
  5. Blues Scales (#7416) - Page 3 by David Parkes (221)
    This scale is a "C Blues" scale and is played in third possion.
    Blues · Beginner · 15297 Hits · 4.50/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/1/2004
  6. Variations On The Shuffle (#10880) - Page 9 by Peter Kiley (890)
    In measure 9 we switch to 1-bar phrases for the V (B) and IV (A) chords:
    Blues · Beginner · 21352 Hits · 4.44/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2006
  7. Blues Turnarounds (#25) - Page 1 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    The turnaround in a standard 12-bar blues tune happens in mms. 11-12. For an E Blues, this means playing E7 in the 11th bar, and a B7 at some point in the 12th. These turnarounds are shown here as solo blues guitar pieces, ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 151188 Hits · 4.39/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
  8. The Lightnin' Hopkins Style (#507) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This lesson contains several examples of licks, solos, and progressions from the works of bluesman extraordinaire Lightnin' Hopkins. The objective of the lesson, however, is not for you to learn these individual pieces by he...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 236414 Hits · 4.67/5 (264 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/1999
  9. Dead Thumb (#883) - Page 2 by Josh Graves (2401)
    The first three measures just repeat a three string chord shape which is moved down one fret each measure. Really try to pluck those strings hard so that the strings slap back down against the body of the guitar. Sometimes I ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 79536 Hits · 4.63/5 (75 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2001
  10. Kinda Cool Blues-Rock Sequence (#6915) - Page 1 by Robin Helm (101)
    just play it, it is not difficult ;)
    Blues · Intermediate · 4066 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/2003
  11. ONE DIAGRAM.... BLUES???? - An Original (#4387) - Page 2 by Charles Gacsi (42523)
    This is the page with the tab. The progression only contains 12 measures. Standard blues pattern. Simplified.
    Blues · Intermediate · 8372 Hits · 4.12/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 6/15/2004
  12. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (#896) - Page 1 by Josh Graves (2401)
    Now this is some real fun stuff! I stumbled across this sheet music titled, "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," one day and it is my favorite piece of solo guitar music I know. Unfortunately I have no idea who the arranger is, my musi...(more)
    Blues · Advanced · 43936 Hits · 4.74/5 (50 ratings) · Last modified: 3/31/2000
  13. The Lightnin' Hopkins Style (#507) - Page 2 by Jim Burger (4613)
    The intro starts with a slide into the fourth fret on the third string. This slide should be done with the middle finger, while simultaneously holding the index finger one fret behind on the second string so that you are the...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 236414 Hits · 4.67/5 (264 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/1999
  14. Blues Scales (#7416) - Page 1 by David Parkes (221)
    This scale is the "G Blues" scale and is played in third possion (III). If you don't know what third possion is then just put your index/pointer/first finger on the third fret and for the next three frets use your next three ...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 15297 Hits · 4.50/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/1/2004
  15. Basic Blues Shuffle (#72) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    OK all you beginners out there, this is the absolute simplest way to start playing the blues. There's a couple of little touches added in to play around with, but even the turnaround at the end is played off your basic B7 ch...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 433975 Hits · 4.40/5 (672 ratings) · Last modified: 11/6/1999
  16. Basic Blues Shuffle (#72) - Page 4 by Jim Burger (4613)
    As shown in this example, once you've got your basic shuffle down, you can spice it up by playing a bit faster and inserting little riffs at the end of each bar (or wherever they fit, depending on the lyric line). If you wan...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 433975 Hits · 4.40/5 (672 ratings) · Last modified: 11/6/1999
  17. Variations On The Shuffle (#10880) - Page 6 by Peter Kiley (890)
    Here is the complete 1st variation:
    Blues · Beginner · 21352 Hits · 4.44/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2006
  18. Clapton-style Acoustic Blues (#564) - Page 5 by Jim Burger (4613)
    <b>Move 4: Lots of Triplets</b><br><br>Clapton's fingers never seem to rest. He keeps racing around firing out little notes, generally at a rate of three to a beat. It's not real high-speed stuff (he saves that for the elec...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 584289 Hits · 4.50/5 (688 ratings) · Last modified: 1/15/2000
  19. Blues Turnarounds (#25) - Page 2 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    Here's an oldie but a goodie. We strum the E7, and then use a slide to launch a chromatically descending line which brings us back to the E, and then the final B7
    Blues · Intermediate · 151188 Hits · 4.39/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
  20. blues endings in E (#359) - Page 2 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This type of ending is heard pretty often -- I generally like to pick the low E string hard on the beginning of this for effect, then slide along the A string after the hammer-on rather than picking as shown in this example. ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 88802 Hits · 4.31/5 (71 ratings) · Last modified: 10/25/1999