Watch the Jumping To Conclusions online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Essentials: Fingerstyle Blues
Like “Slow Fuse,” this tune is a twelve bar blues in the call-and-response vein. This time though, instead of a slow blues, we’ve got a more uptempo groove, in the jump blues vein. Jump blues was (and still is) an ensemble style, popularized intitially by the likes of T-Bone Walker and Louis Jordan, so it’s both challenging and fun to try and channel this sound in a solo fingerstyle context. To do so, we’re using a steady bass to hold things down, and answering a series of triplet- and eighth note-based licks with repeating 13th-chord figures on top.