Watch the 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks You MUST Know
Hi, I'm David Hamburger, and welcome to 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks You MUST Know. Almost every kind of blues has its roots in fingerstyle blues. As a self-accompanied style, fingerstyle blues is something you can always work on and enjoy playing. All you need is your guitar! This kind of playing has a lot of moving parts which can be kind of overwhelming when you're just starting out. I put together this selection of 30 licks to help you master the basic techniques quickly while wrapping your hands around some of the most essential licks and moves that ever fingerstyle blues player should know.
For example, you'll learn techniques like steady bass, hammer-ons, slides, Lightnin' Hopkins style triplets, classic Delta blues voicings, Muddy Waters style turnarounds, V-IV-I turnarounds in E and A, barrelhouse piano inspired licks, walking bass moves, and quarter-tone bends and double stops. I'll perform each lick for you and then break it down in detail, pointing out everything you need to know. You'll have standard notation and tab to work with as well.
Alright, grab your guitar, and let's get started!