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Learn to Play the Classic Blues Song "Oh Daddy"
This excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs focuses on thumb rolls and how they can help “fatten up” the sound of the solo guitar.
Play the Melody to "Queen of the Earth, Child of the Stars"
This tune from Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs can be played with a measured tempo, as a slow march, or, with a less-regular beat.
Add Minor-Seventh Chords to Your Acoustic Rock Compositions
This excerpt will guide you through playing a minor-seventh chord in a progression similar to the bridge in “Norwegian Wood,” by the Beatles.
Walkin' the Basses
One of the most common devices in the blues guitar repertoire is walking the bass line. Learn more in today’s excerpt from the Fingerstyle Blues Songbook.