Watch the The Vamp online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Essentials: Fingerstyle Blues

For our first tune, we’re going to play a one-chord vamp in E. Despite hanging on just one chord the whole way through, this tune still has a kind of AAB form, just like a twelve-bar blues. We’ll look at how to combine call-and-response phrasing with minor pentatonic licks and get into some details about the essential techniques of hammering on, pulling off, sliding, and doing quarter-tone bends.