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Watch the Fingerstyle Blues Roots online guitar lesson by John Hatcher from Fingerstyle Blues Roots

Hi I'm John Hatcher. Welcome to Fingerstyle Blues Roots! Legendary players like Blind Blake, Charlie Patton, and Robert Johnson pioneered fingerstyle blues guitar by playing bass lines, chords, and melody simultaneously as a solo performer.

Learning fingerstyle can be challenging, but if you break down the fundamentals into bite-size chunks, you can get your fingerstyle technique up to speed fairly quickly. And that’s what Fingerstyle Blues Roots is all about.

I've organized the course into three sections. In the first section, we'll work through 10 key concepts and techniques including things like dead bass, alternating bass, commonly used blues chords and forms, brushes, string snaps and a lot more.

In the second section, we’re going to work through a series of finger picking workouts that'll help you build thumb control, finger independence, and picking coordination.

In the third section, we'll dive deep into four rootsy fingerstyle blues arrangements. I'll break down each performance note for note, you'll get tab and notation for each, AND you can slow down and loop any section of the performances, so you can work with the material at your own pace. So, grab your guitar and let’s get started!