Watch the Fingerstyle Boogie Handbook online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Fingerstyle Boogie Handbook

The Boogie Woogie is a blues form that probably originated in the piney woods of Northeast Texas where itinerant pianists would entertain in the logging camps. One of the earliest boogie recordings is Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, recorded by Pinetop Smith in 1928. The Boogie Woogie piano form has since percolated into blues and country guitar styles and is a foundation of American roots music. This course will show you examples of Fingerstyle Boogie guitar as played in Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, New Orleans, Gospel, and Funk. We will finish with a couple of complete Boogie Blues renditions which you can play, including one in the style of Freddie King's Hideaway.