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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor
Joined: 08/09/05
Posts: 8,346
03/01/2018 12:39 am
Originally Posted by: stratmanjimbo

By here I do mean acoustic style blues soloing........specifically in the key of E but at least one dynamite course that has solo concepts and licks and advanced cool ideas that can help us truly shine during those otherwise very tense times when buddies pull out their acoustics and say "Jim! You take over lead here!!" It is real and it is as needed as anything!! Jim C.

Hey, Jim. We have plenty of those kind of things. Those kind of arrangements are fun, impressive, but require some serious woodshedding.

Also it kind of depends on which direction you want to go. For a foundation in that style, check out my Blues Orchestration tutorials. These tutorials show how to play a Blues type arrangement involving orchestrating for solo guitar: combining a bassline with upper chord tones. The end result is two parts playing together at the same time.

Blues Orchestration Series 1

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=151

The second in the series really starts to add some neat licks & turnarounds along with the core foundation.

Blues Orchestration Series 2

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=274

There are 6 of these tutorials. They are all linked on my instructor page & they are all in E! So, there's plenty to practice & get your chops together. :)[br][br]https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=155014#Blues_Orchestration

Once you start getting those under your fingers, you can try some of the tunes that feature this kind of blues with solo acoustic guitar.

Deep River Blues: Doc Watson

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2082

Robert Johnson: Steady Rollin' Man

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2145

Robert Johnson: Stop Breakin' Down

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2146

Rollin' & Tumblin'

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1841

Before You Accuse Me

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=853

Me And The Devil

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2002

After you get a handle on that kind of material, then you are ready to try some of Anders's ragtime & blues guitar stuff. Not in E, but all of them are awesome!

Ragtime Fingerstyle Guitar

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=975

Delta Blues

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=751

So, yes. We have some stuff for you to work on in that style. Have fun with it!


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