Watch the Mississippi Blues 8 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

Taking one more swing through that last section, this clip offers a comparison of two approaches to that boogie bass + arpeggio passage. Both are finger-twisters, but note how we've got a lot more movement and complexity here than we did on the version of "Mississippi Blues" taught on Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues. It may seem wildly inaccessible at first, but understanding how the part springs from a classic blues-guitar rhythm may provide the access you're looking for.

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