So the requests for more acoustic blues guitar lessons continue to come in – in fact of all the videos I’ve done, these acoustic blues lessons seem to be the most popular on YouTube – so I thought I’d continue to create new ones from time to time. I’m not 100% sure where this little riff came from.. I found myself lounging around the house playing this the other day and thought it would make a nice lesson (if anyone knows what this came from let me know!). Anyway, I thought it definitely had some Brian Setzer influence and sounded like something that you’d hear being played with a horn section. I thought this would be good for intermediate players and something that works great on acoustic or electric guitar. If you’re a beginner, however, don’t hesitate to try it! Some beginners amaze me with how quickly they learn this stuff. Makes me realize what a slow learner I am 🙂 Anyway, if you have any questions on this don’t hesitate to post in the forum or comment here on the page.
Brian Setzer Swing Style Guitar Lesson Video
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There is a mistake in tabulature. 11th measure shows slide from 7 to 8 fret (and back) while You play 7 to 9. Anyways great lesson.
You’re correct - I’m going to annotate that on the YouTube video. The tab is actually the way that I MEANT for that to be played (and the way I’ll play it on the intro). You can do it either way though. Thanks for pointing it out.
Thanks again for the wonderful lesson. This has got to be one of my favorites!!
I agree with Pat - this is an excellent lesson!
It is easily accessible for most players,and yet it includes some challenging parts too(well, for me anyway lol)
Keep up the good work!
Enjoyed the blues swing so much,hope for more of the same.Thank you
I like it and I don’t know which I like more learning the song(s) or playing the song(s). You are a great teacher. Happy Holidays.
I just signed up. what a great service your providing! I wondered why you don’t name the cords on the tabs? I have a hard time finding the 7th,9th and 13th cord forms in the movable positions in cord books. really enjoy your teaching style. Larry.
I like this site after an hr free lesson, i want to run through this with the tab, so i will try the premium and enjoy learning and playing with the videos. thanks, John
[email protected] says
Good lesson. How about a Peter Green lesson someday that would be great.
I like this swinging number and the way you explained your lesson ,as a new member i must say i enjoy your lessons especially on the acoustic guitar .
I like to learn more about Chuck Berry style, What a terrific lesson, Brian teaches it slow enough to practice through the session while he continues rather than fast forwarding or even pausing much through the clip. Brian, the AP 70 Alvarez fits perfect in my lap while on my puter chair. Glad I joined and a member of your site! again merry xmas and all holiday cheer, thank you for sharing! John
Mr. Gasoline says
Another excellent lesson ! @ 27:09 you say” ” String three - open D” don’t you mean either string three open G or string four open D ?
Jim, I meant to say “Open G”, not “Open D” - I was definitely referring to string 3 though. Thanks for noticing.. good catch!
swing Blues, But I am a little confused? on the tab you slide from the 7 fret,1,2,3,string and to 8 fret 1,2,3 string? I see you and hear you say slide to the 9th fret 1,2,3 ? When I hear it. I have to belive it is the 9th fret. Am I right,.
I really enjoy this one. Actually it helped me lot of to understand how Brian Setzer do his things.
I’m so slow, thanks for the step by step. Really like this style of playing, thanks again for another great lesson.
You are an excellent teacher. I downloaded the tabs and I found this lesson to be a lot easier than it sounds.
Please more accoustic blues. We just can’t get enough accoustice blues!
Hi Brian, love this lesson, the Alvarez guitar you are playing is it an AP170 or did you mean AP70, I am thinking of purchasing one myself but there is no AP170 about , I live in the UK it might the models are a different number for the USA. Cheers Brian keep the good work up.
Hey DaveS - I just looked at the model number again (through the soundhole) and you’re right - I made a dyslexic mistake :) It’s actually an AP710SB (SB is for sun burst) - So I had the numbers backwards. Here’s a link to that exact model - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/alvarez-artist-series-ap710sb-parlor-acoustic-guitar
Cheers Brian, and a Happy New Year to you, just keep those lessons coming.
rusty post says
Most excellant, love the acoustic material. Thank you largely.
Excellent lesson, Brian Setzer would be proud!
Kevin GA says
Not long discovered your site - really grateful that you’ve taken time to put it together - I hope it makes you some money!
I’ve no real ability as a guitar player but really enjoyed this lesson. It makes so much difference when there is a ‘whole’ song to learn rather than just snippets of licks etc.
I can just about get through this piece …though very slowly…the final ‘E’ section is a bit of a challenge for some reason …and I find it hard to be as smooth in my timing on that lovely little run you do on the top three strings…guess it’s just practice!
Once again, thanks again…and i’ll definitely be buying one of your premium lessons once I get this month’s pay cheque through!
Do you have a back up download for this one as well? Thanks much, Jerry
Are there anymore solos to add to this exercise? any Brian Setzer type or swing blues solos in A on the site??Thanks, just signed up today.
Really enjoy your lessons! Would love to see the chord names on the tab where applicable .
A great, fun lesson. Thanks.
Great as usual Brian!! Thanks for your unique way of teaching—step by step and understandable!!
At last someone with a great name who actually takes me through the detail to actually teach the technique and tune along with tab, wow a first and best $5 I’ve spent: well make that £3.20’ish UK.
Great swing tune and a very happy subscriber; looking forward to checking out the jazz lead and rhythm lessons…………….cheers Brian D.
Brian, I love this song and have most of it pretty much down, but I’m still unable to hammer on hard enough to the D note on the 7th fret of the G string to make it ring as loud as the rest of the solo part. I’m a fairly decent intermediate player, but this is tricky for me. Any tips?
Oh, and after hearing you play it I’ve ordered the AP66. ;-)
Thanks again for the wonderful lesson
gr bart peters
Brian Setzer Swing Style Guitar Lesson Video
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thank you all
You are a great teacher brian
I’ve been “playing” this since you first put it on the site, and I’m still not even close to your speed on measures 12/13. Practice, practice…..?
Loved it so fun to play!
Great job teaching. You break everything down so well. Signed up for premium membership a couple weeks ago and am thrilled you have so much acoustic material. Finally got this one up to speed.
I love this piece, and I almost got it with a bit of practice. However, the lick at 0:23 is very difficult to do at Brian’s tempo. And it does not sound the same at my tempo.
Any tips on how to emulate it properly?
John I says
The left hand beginning slide up, 4th to 6th fret, third string. should be played so that the full chord required in the second measure falls into place at the 3rd note of the FIRST measure, instead of waiting until the second measure. The 5th fret second string should be played with the barre, the 7th fret with the pinky and then you are already there for the 5th fret 1st string, the first note of the second measure and you are there for the barre at the end of the 2nd measure.
These are the little tricks that should be pointed out. It isn’t necessary to play it this way, but its a lot easier, it’s just not intuitive at first.
Keith Q says
Great lesson Brain
The lead riff reminds me of Jerry Reed’s Since I found you. Love it I learning loads since signing up.
Like any thing invoking Mr Setzer. Caught him and the Cats in Amsterdam last year, so underrated by the industry in general.
Laurentiu C says
Hi , I can not find that guitar player you are talking about , Brian Tester ???
Can you help me with this name . Thanks .