Watch the Blues Study in D 2 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

With a low-rolling open D string on the bottom, we're getting a slinky New Orleans piano feel even while integrating some very guitaristic techniques, such as bends, hammers, and pulls. Most of this arrangement happens in the first five frets of the neck. Notice that the lower voices generally emulate a pianist's left hand and the upper strings emulate the right - but the two parts also cross seamlessly into one another, just as they would on a piano keyboard.

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