Delta Blues Style

by Denes Nagy

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  • Hi GMC-ers! In this I'll show you a typical Delta Blues style composition. You will be constantly playing the bass notes on the E and A strings while playing the melodies. The lesson is a common 12 bar blues.

    "The Delta blues is one of the earliest styles of blues music. It originated in the Mississippi Delta, a region of the United States that stretches from Memphis, Tennessee in the north to Vicksburg, Mississippi in the south, the Mississippi River on the west to the Yazoo River on the east. Guitar, harmonica and cigar box guitar are the dominant instruments used, with slide guitar (usually on the steel guitar) being a hallmark of the style." ("Delta Blues" Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)

    Techniques:
    * Delta Style Bleus
    * Slides
    * Bluesy Bends
    * Slow Bluesy Licks
    * Thrills

    Tuning:
    * Standard
    * E - A - D - G - B - E
    (From thick to thin string)

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    Enjoy!/ Dénes

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