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Watch the Fingerstyle Blues & Boogie Guidebook online guitar lesson by Ton van Bergeijk from Fingerstyle Blues & Boogie Guidebook

Hi I'm Ton van Bergeijk, and welcome to the Fingerstyle Blues & Boogie Guidebook. It has always been my belief that the gems from musical history can be used in many different ways. So I've gathered licks, patterns, New Orleans piano based grooves, and other influences from a variety of sources. From country blues, swing, rhythm & blues, and even the funky 70's. I've adapted them for fingerstyle guitar and projected them on a blues and boogie environment. Fiddling & juggling with all these elements is what this course is all about. The old supporting the new, and the new enriching the old: How would Allan Reuss have played a "Blake Rag"? What would it sound like if Jerry Reed and Roger Miller would've recorded together? If Big Bill Broonzy only would have met Tommy Tucker? And what can a 60's R&B bassline add to 30's country blues? Going from George Van Eps to Sly Stone via Pops Staples. How would Blind Blake have played a Jerry Reed guitar boogie?

My aim in teaching is not just to tell you how I play it - we already know that Houdini escaped from the milk can and the trick has already been done. I'd rather tell you the basics and then build on that so that you can make it your own. The patterns & licks in this course are all based on the tunes of my latest CD: Pickin' Again! As always, tabs and notation for this course are included, so grab your guitar and let's get pickin'!