Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Delta blues, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, now let's check out…some delta blues acoustic guitar playing.…So let's review the 12 bar blues form,…and we're going to use a few different chords, the E7.…(guitar chord playing)…The A7. (guitar chord playing)…And the B7. (guitar chord playing)…And you don't really need a pick for this.…We're going to play a lot more with the thumb…to do it in a more traditional sort of approach.…So for right now,…let's just play through the whole 12 bar form…just strumming down with your thumb.…
Here we go.…One, two, three, four.…(guitar playing)…Alright, now the heartbeat of delta blues…is just playing that drum with your thumb.…
So just check it out,…you're just going to practice going like...…(guitar playing)…So you can just use the side of your thumb,…palm mute a little bit,…and just go ahead and dig in.…Let's try this together.…One, two, three, four.…(guitar playing)…Alright, now a really cool trick…that you can use occasionally…is to sort of pop the string by sort of thwacking it.…
You can either pull it out...…(guitar string vibrates) Like that, or you can just...…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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