Watch the Rumba Blues 9 online guitar lesson by Carl Verheyen from S.W.A.T. Blues
It's just 12 little notes is a phrase I've repeated many times when frustrated with myself for not finding the music on my guitar. It's this mentality that helps me relate the various popular styles together, thereby making them easier to understand. Blues is not too far away from rockabilly, which is not much different from country, which is loosely related to jazz. So you find the common tones in each style and see where they begin to relate. It's like learning foreign languages: the word OUT in English is AUS in German and UIT in Dutch. You can see it's really the same word with three different spellings. This is how I relate to musical styles.