Friday, December 14, 2012

Jim Bruce Blues Guitar Lessons - Watch Over Me (Guy Davis)

Blues Guitar Lessons I was reading the paper one day in Indiana, as it happens, and I saw an ad for a Guy Davis gig in Ann Arbor, a small University town south of Detroit. I jumped in the car, picked up a friend in Michigan on the way, and off we went. It was important to get there early, I told my friend, as he's a great blues guitar player and there'll be standing room only. Imagine my surprise on arriving to find about 30 people in the audience! Incredible lack of appreciation of a big talent. We talked after the gig, but that's a story for another day ... Watch Over Me is a favorite of mine - its played with basic chords but with some special moves added by guy which gives it a magic flavor. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Cheers Jim Learn Acoustic Blues Guitar This

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jim Bruce Acoustic Blues Guitar - Scrapper Blackwell - Back Door Woman

Blues Guitar Lessons Scrapper Blackwell was an extremely creative blues man, always adding that extra unusual chord combination to put a unique stamp on his songs. this open D songs follows that general rule of surprising the listener, but also has enough cliché inside it too keep us comfortable - (my, my - erudite Jim) Another thing I like about Blackwell's stuff is the way he puts the words together. When he sings 'I left my baby in the back door cryin'' you can just about see it. When he sings he's got the blues, you just know he has and he's had them all his life. It just comes over. If you going for blues guitar lessons and want to learn authentic acoustic blues guitar, don't just go for the standard stuff that one plays. Search out the work of Scrapper, Floyd Council, Pink Anderson, Gus Cannon, Bo Carter and loads of other 'minor' figures. One of the most unsung artists - he deserves a lot more recognition. Hope you like it, Cheers Jim