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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question...
Q: I am returning to the guitar now that I've retired and although I am super rusty, I am also very dedicated. Over the years, I have been a big fan of Country & Blues music, but one side of it all that I've had problems with is; Traditional Ragtime Blues. I certainly don't expect to become the next, "Rev. Gary Davis," or anything! But, I was hoping you could do a beginner's level lesson on this style and offer up some insight with a basic how to video!
As a new subscriber, I also wanted to say a huge thank you for the lessons you make. They're great!
- Donny, Alvarado, Texas.
A: This style incorporates an alternate bass strumming approach that is also quite syncopated. So, if you're not all that familiar with players like; Rev. Gary Davis, or guy's like Blind Blake, or Blind Boy Fuller just do a quick search on YouTube for Ragtime Blues and check out this style. The technique can be performed on as little as one or two chords. So, at first simply work on developing the strum style and the alternate bass concept. Then, have a go at the tab for the example piece.
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