Watch the Oriental Blues 3 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

There are blues underpinnings to this composition, but "Oriental Blues" is far from a traditional 12-bar or 16-bar blues. Instead, it's a series of short themes strung together in a dream-like medley. In fact, if you're going to find your way through this tune, the first thing you'll have to do is set aside your assumptions. Breakdown 1 starts with the first theme in a "Habanero" rhythm.

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