GUITAR STYLES: Beginner's Guide to Ragtime Blues

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DONATIONS: MORE LESSONS: Search Andrew for FREE lesson Handouts. This Video: November 23, 2010 | Search Videos by Title/Date. GO TO: 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. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: ____________________________________ The NEW Zazzle Products page: ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: The Creative Guitar Studio Website: Follow Andrew on Blogspot: Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: MySpace: Facebook: _____________________________________
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