Watch the Mississippi Blues 4 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

The main theme of "Mississippi Blues" is demonstrated here, followed by the first variation and turnaround. From the opening four bars you can already hear how the parts of an entire rhythm section can be implied within a fingerstyle arrangement; you can practically feel the whole band. Take special note of the contrary motion in the turnaround, where the ascending melody contrasts with the simultaneously descending bass line - requiring a little bit finger twisting along the way.

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