Bar Room Blues: “I Feel So Bad”

Bar Room Blues: “I Feel So Bad”

Bar Room Blues is an exclusive series of video guitar lessons by Steve “Red” Lasner covering classic blues songs from historically great guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, and many others. A new lesson will be released each week, so be sure to subscribe and check back often! Also, if you want more guitar lessons like these, be sure to check out Red’s Guitar Sherpa class.

“I Feel So Bad” is a song written and originally recorded by Chuck Willis in 1953, a cover of the song was recorded by Elvis Presley on March 12, 1961 in RCA Studio B, in Nashville, TN. Presley covered the song following the arrangements by Willis and his singing style, his version reached the #5 in Top 20 Billboard’s Pop chart in 1961 and #15 in Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Singles chart the same year. Many others have done versions of this song, my personal favorites are Little Milton and Delbert McClinton’s versions. The cool thing about this lesson is that both the rhythm and lead are great generic funk moves and can be applied to many different songs.

In this lesson, I’ll be focusing on “I Feel So Bad” which is another legendary blues song that you can learn how to play easily. Read on for the full guitar lesson on how to play this classic blues song including video, tab, and jam tracks…

Guitar Lesson

Check out the tab and jam track below, and give this bar room blues song a try yourself!

Chart

Chart

Jam Track

http://truefire.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/05-feelsobadMp3.mp3

Bar Room Blues is an exclusive series of video guitar lessons by Steve “Red” Lasner covering classic blues songs from historically great guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, and many others. A new lesson will be released each week, so be sure to subscribe and check back often! Also, if you want more guitar lessons like these, be sure to check out Red’s Guitar Sherpa class.