In this lesson, I’ll show you step by step how to play an original blues composition on acoustic guitar (played fingerstyle). Fingerstyle means playing without a pick, so the focus of this lesson will be on the right hand. You can play this delta blues / ragtime composition on either acoustic or electric guitar (although it sounds better on acoustic. You need to be a premium member to access any of the lesson material associated with this week’s lesson.
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Thanks, Brian. Love the Delta Blues fingerstyle!
Fun stuff. Thanks!
This is great…..lots to learn here…..
Thanks Briqn….you just keep on delivering..
Fantastic lesson Brian! Am currently working on your earlier Delta blues lessons and also on the Ragtime lesson (EP015) since I’m a relatively new member. This latest lesson is a great way of combining these styles and reinforcing the earlier lessons. Thanks for your consistently enthusiastic and imaginative approach which for me adds a whole new joy to learning guitar!
Blues Lessons says
Once again you have given us a wondeful tune of the Delta Blues Style which you teach so well. I am so happy to be a Premium Member and able to learn these wonderful lessons from you.
Thank you so much!!
Brian Belsey says
This is another very interesting lesson, and an enjoyable piece to work on.
skye high says
love these finger style acoustic tunes .keep them going. many thanks brian
A great, great lesson. With this kind of lessons you really make your web site different and adds on to what´s offered on other site. I just love your figerstyle lessons and believe that this is our crossroad. I am sure that you don´t sell out but continue the right way.
All the best
bonjour comment fait on pour avoir les tablatures ? Merci
Just printed out the new lesson, thanks Brian. After a long struggle barre chord are finally happening for me and it really lifts the playing to a new level. I would advise any “older” players that are having trouble to just hang in there and try doing them a few times a day, it is well worth the effort.
Thanks for your continued production of finger style lessons. I’ve got a nice backlog, now, of stuff to work on in between my flat pick lessons with the other “B”, Bryan Sutton. Your teaching is the best I’ve experienced on the web and is very much appreciated.
I really like this lesson Brian and would love to see a couple more in the same style. This one has all the Delta Blues elements with just enough ragtime thrown in to make it interesting but easy to play.
Thanks for all your efforts/
Brian, this stuff is great.
This is the reason I’m a premium member and will continue to be, until your or my fingers fall off.
Keep it coming, always looking forward to seeing lessons related to acoustic blues and/or ragtime.
One of your biggest fans.
Brian, I have a request for 2 songs that would be appreciated by many I’m sure.
One is a Davey Graham tune is “Anji”, and the second is, “Windy & Warm.
I agree with tafola. “Windy and Warm” is the fingerpicking tune that many first learn, ala Atkins/Emmanuel. I think that the tablature is pretty consistent with other activemelody lessons.
After listening to the demo in vid @1 it dawned on me that this sounds a lot like something Chet Atkins would have done. I guess that makes you a CGP-in-training or something 🙂
Great lesson Brian, just keep them coming, like to take this opportuninty to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas.
Ray Newton says
Your methodology really works. It is most helpful to me the way you work through songs note by note, Also the repetition within lessons is very helpful.
The slow walk through is also invaluable.
Could you make song title suggests where these techniques could be used?!?!?!?
More fingerstyle sruff please.
Very Nice Brian !! I really like your methodology. You´re a great musician and a great teacher. But is it on the key of E ? That turn around includes C. and also there is a C7. Even including E major pentatonic there´s no C. But sounds great !!! I really like it. Is a Chromatic note ??
Trevor W says
Thanks Brian for another great lesson, am new to fingerpicking but with constant practice the rhythm does become easier and fluent as you say.
Wonder if you can answer a question I have long puzzled over- as with you and other guitarists who have this great skill of playing fingerstyle on an acoustic guitar particularly using barre chords, are the guitars adjusted to give a very low action for this style ( hence easy playing) or is it an acquired strength in the hands which comes with experience and long practice.
Thanks again Brian, looking forward to learning more fantastic lessons.
I’ve never adjusted anything – standard setup
Don B says
Thanks Brian. I am a relatively new member going through your lessons. I particularly like the fingerstyle lessons.
Dave C says
Thanks Brian, this is just what I was looking for! I found this older video as it was recommended to me on You Tube, unfortuneately it’s not on this page anymore, only on You Tube. Any chance of fixing that?