Watch the SECTION 1: Essential Concepts online guitar lesson by John Hatcher from Fingerstyle Blues Roots

In this section, we'll cover the concepts and techniques you need to know in order to tackle the arrangements. We'll cover picking techniques, like dead bass and alternating bass along with the rhythmic snaps, pops, and brush-ups.

We'll also cover a few common chord shapes and song forms you'll encounter throughout fingerstyle blues. We'll also toss in couple of cool chord substitutions to keep things interesting.

Finally, we'll tackle a few common blues rhythms. Let's get started.