Watch the Bluesy Water online guitar lesson by Robben Ford from Rhythm Revolution: Vamps & Jams

This is your basic E blues, kind of reminiscent of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.

Let's run through this tune, pointing out some of the chord voicings and harmonic choices that give this blues tune it's classic, straight-ahead feel. Try to stay away from too sophisticated of harmony, and pay attention to the rhythm and textural elements that give the notes their bluesy quality.