Watch the Blues Construction Kit online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 6: Lick Lexicon
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of fingerstyle blues tunes are performed in the keys of E and A, which is why all of the examples in this section are focused on those two keys. David Hamburger shows you how assemble a collection of E licks, A licks, D licks and turnarounds into full fingerstyle blues performances.
TIP! A great way to stay excited about practicing something is if it starts to actually sound like the lesson. This is accomplished by getting down the technique, working it up to speed and so on. BUT, it is also important to try and get as close as you can to the sound and the tone of the instructor's guitar. They have been dialing in their tone for years so it makes sense to try and emulate what they are doing. Take your time and tweak on your amp - listen to what their guitar sounds like and get yours as close to that as you can. This will actually make your playing sound better to your ear and give you more confidence!