Watch the Uptown Richard online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks You MUST Know

When I was 15 or 16, my best friend Peter turned me onto Richard Saslow's fantastic book The Art of Ragtime Guitar. I devoured every tune with the help of the book's flexi disc (look it up on Wikipedia, kids), but it was "Bloozinay", three choruses of, well, the blues in A, that first sucked me in, and I'm still recovering. Saslow's book is finally back in print and I can't recommend it highly enough.