Watch the The Vamp online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 7: Fingerstyle Approaches

The Vamp - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by David Hamburger and is sourced from Essentials: Fingerstyle Blues.


For our first tune, we're going to play a one-chord vamp in E. Despite hanging on just one chord the whole way through, this tune still has a kind of AAB form, just like a twelve-bar blues. We'll look at how to combine call-and-response phrasing with minor pentatonic licks and get into some details about the essential techniques of hammering on, pulling off, sliding, and doing quarter-tone bends.