Watch the Black Horse Blues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 7: Fingerstyle Approaches
Black Horse Blues - Breakdown 1 is a video guitar lesson presented by Paul Rishell and is sourced from Dirt Road Blues.
We'll continue with the breakdown of "Black Horse Blues" by Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Lemon's original recording of this song, made in 1927, might be the first known example of what was later called "Travis picking."
The E to D string alternate thumb picking was later adopted by people like Merle Travis and Chet Atkins as the basis for their styles. We're in the key of E in standard tuning and we're playing without a capo.