Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jim Bruce Tries Out The Jamstar Site

Get the iOS App Here http://tinyurl.com/jamstar-itunes Get the Android App Here http://tinyurl.com/jamstar-android In Your browser go to http://jamstar.co/?source=playbluesEU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVWAImJumAQ

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Trufire Guitar Instructor Competition - Entry Video 5

Please vote here http://tinyurl.com/jim-trufire Blues Guitar Lessons http://play-blues-guitar.eu You may recognize this video lesson, as I posted it some time ago on this channel. I got involved with another project and didn't have time to make a brand new video - excuse me! Still holding third place, so if you could vote just one last time, it might make all the difference. Thanks a lot for all your past support, and I look forward to posting some fresh stuff regularly in the future. Best, jim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHLankNtcgw

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blues Guitar Lessons - Floyd Council - Trufire Entry N° 4

Go Vote: http://tinyurl.com/jim-trufire Blues Guitar Lessons http://play-blues-guitar.eu Online Lessons http://www.play-blues-guitar.eu/courses-udemy.php Searchin' For My Baby - Floyd Council Floyd Council was a so-called 'minor' blues and his name rings a bell for most people because Pink Floyd named their group after him and Pink Anderson - incidentally, Floyd and Pink never even met. There are only 6 tracks of Floyd's songs, but he played second guitar on some of Blind Boy Fuller's recordings and their styles are very similar. There's a rich vein of ragtime style music emanating from Carolina, two of the finest being Willie Walker and Reverend Gary Davis, who taught Fuller when they played together around the tobacco warehouses of Durham. Many of the licks used in 'Searchin' For My Baby', which is played in C, can be traced back to Davis' playing and Floyd's picking is solid and infectious. The song has a syncopated feel and many individual right and techniques are brought into play - thumb rolls, thumb jumps, alternating bass patterns and single string runs picked alternately with thumb and forefinger. Like a great many master acoustic blues guitar pickers, he used just one finger and of course the Thumb Is King! Listen to the original carefully to pick up the things that are not normally tabbed properly, if at all, such as where to damp a section and which hand to use for that damping. Above all, don't forget why we are doing this - to have fun! If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong. Peace, Jim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYRfySKMmqo