Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons - Blind Blake's Guitar Tips

Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons 

You could think of ragtime blues guitar as the pinnacle of acoustic blues guitar finger picking, and Blind Blake would be the King of the genre. It's not just his blinding speed, but the syncopation he achieves with fats finger triplets and also his amazing rolling thumb basses - we can have a stab at how he does it, but trying to perfect it takes years (I'm still trying). 

Even when he's not playing fast guitar, he still manages to create that bounce. Did he wear picks? Who knows? There's not much we do know about him, except that he left some of the finest examples of ragtime picking ever recorded. 
Keep it real Peace Jim

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