What you'll learn
This course will give you a complete grounding in all major blues guitar fingerstyle patterns
You will learn to play songs by Lightnin Hopkins
You will learn to play songs by Big Bill Broonzy
You will learn to play songs by Blind Blake
You will learn to play in the style of Willie McTell
You will learn to play in the style of Pink Anderson
You will learn to play in the style of Willie Walker
You will learn to play in the style of Mance Lipscombe
You will learn to play in the style of Scrapper Blackwell
You will learn to play in the style of Floyd Council
Fingerstyle Blues guitar lessons from a top Truefire guitar instructor.
From Texas To The Delta is a mega-pack of acoustic blues guitar lessons covering all aspects of finger picking acoustic blues guitar, hence the name. From the Mississippi Delta sounds of Robert Johnson to the happy complex ragtime guitar picking style of Blind Blake, all styles are covered in great detail.
In addition to the legendary blues men, such as Lightnin Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson, this course explores some of the amazing guitar techniques of guys who are not exactly household names, but nevertheless had an enormous impact on blues guitar development and modern music in general. Blues guitar men such as Scrapper Blackwell, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council are unknown names, unless you are a blues fan! Most people know that Pink Floyd took their group name from the latter two blues men, but very few people have heard their music.
In presenting these 39 video lessons from the major acoustic blues artists of the 20s and 30, the aim is provide a good grounding in all acoustic blues guitar finger picking techniques. Depending on the key used, and also the musical style, the lessons are suitable for intermediate to advanced players. For example, the alternating bass patterns used in ragtime guitar are harder to learn than the monotonic bass techniques associated with the Delta.
Jim Bruce was voted N°2 Internet Guitar Instructor by Truefire in 2013.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
You are obviously be a blues lover and have some experience of playing acoustic blues guitar. You are looking to expand your techniques in finger picking the blues. You will need your acoustic guitar! Some finger picking experience would be very useful, and you should be familiar with standard chord progressions
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Fingerstyle Acoustic Blues Guitar
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
This course includes
Certificate of Completion
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks