Friday, January 18, 2013

Jim Bruce Blues Guitar - St Louis Tickle Cover - Reverend Gary Davis

Blues Guitar Lessons Dragging up some stuff I used to play way back and in the style of Reverend Davis. St Louis Tickle is a lovely laid back little piece - it seems like there's not much going on, but of course there is - it's the Reverend's music after all! If you're going to try it, try and make use of picks and use just one finger - it changes all the timing if you bring the second one in. Well, it does for me anyway, but I don't play things properly as it is. I'm thinking of putting out some Davis lessons. I haven't done in the past, because there are loads of guys on the Tube who can play his stuff better than me, and much closer to what he actually did - basically, I thought it wasn't worth doing it. However, maybe my simplified versions might hit the spot for lot of people - let me know. If we tried to play in exactly the same way as all of our old guitar heroes, we just wouldn't have enough lifetimes after all, to paraphrase Clapton. Main thing is to go for it, have a lot of fun and try to capture the spirit of the thing. Cheers - don't forget to have fun ... Jim Blues Guitar Lessons This video