Great stuff James.
Solid playing in both. Slick visuals to boot
Giz a smile!
Socio's Blues Studies - Updated 25 Mar 2023, reply 103
Great stuff James.
Thanks for the watch and feedback, JK. Yes, it seems like the title can only be updated now by a mod. The fingerstyle blues lessons are from the last module of the external beginners fingerstyle course that I have been working through since September.
Thanks for the watch and feedback Brian especially as I know that the blues isn’t really your cup of tea yet. I’ll try next time to give you a cheeky smile
That’s really nice James…thanks for sharing your progress, it’s really inspiring As you know I don’t know much about blues but no need for understanding
to say that you’re doing great
James, thanks for sharing your blues studies. As others have said, you’ve got a good strong bass rhythm and showing progress from video 1 to 2. I look forward to seeing your other videos.
Thanks for the watch and feedback. It is pleasing to read that you can see progress being made from recording to recording. It reassures me that I am actually making progress and builds up the confidence levels as I tackle the next pieces.
Fingerstyle Blues Piece No. 4
Following on from the third fingerstyle blues piece I’ve made some progress with the next piece which builds upon the first piece by introducing arpeggios into the mix.
Fabulous, James, you are tempting me, inspiring me to fololow you down this road.
Another good one James! Getting into playing some more complex melody with that thumb going. I might have to give these a shot sometime, I was looking at a Black Keys riff the other day that is picked like this, this looks like a great way into doing that.
On a Roll
So important for what I want to learn how to play this kind of thing, but I find it so dxmn difficult, that thumb is really good on the way with you, keep doing what you’re doing and it will become your “metronome” by " itself"
Very bluesy, James, sounding good! Pieces that stack up on each other for learning new skills are great, especially when they sound cool!!
James your progress is shining through with each piece you’re posting, it’s terrific mate! Blues certainly seems to suit you, and you it, particularly well.
tapping my foot to this new one James. really digging all these fingerstyle pieces.
Thanks for the watch and support, David. You’ve got the key to the highway so come and join me on this blues road trip.
Thanks for the watch and support, JK. It’s definitely worth giving these a shot as they are fun to play and gradually build the foundations. I’m going to have to check out The Black Keys now.
Thanks for the watch and support, Rogier. I found it more difficult than it looks to get that thumb working independently. Many minutes passed by just thumbing along to a metronome.
Thanks for the watch and support, Mari. I’m finding that pieces that build up block by block help with laying the foundations whilst providing insight into the development of arrangements. Hopefully, I will be able to take on Justin’s solo blues material in the near future.
Thanks for the watch and support, Mark. It is pleasing to read that you can see progress being made through this series of blues studies.
Thanks for the watch and support, Alexis. It is pleasing to read that you are enjoying these fingerstyle pieces, hopefully, I can inspire you to learn a few pieces.
Oh James that was very tasty. I loved that bass note running throughout the piece. I also loved the laidback feel of it as well.
Now where is my jam jar of mountain juice?
Thanks for the watch and feedback, Stefan. I’m pleased to hear that your enjoying following these short study pieces.
Great progress James!
Keep them coming
James, that sounds awsome. Very intersting thread, I’ll stay connected, as I’m planning to go into blues too. Great progess!
Making good progress James, just love that laid back Delta Blues. Listening to the pieces the courses is framed very much like the Hamburger one I am following. Just starting the 9th piece so really need to get some recording done ! Just caught the rhythm video, nice and steady all the way through of both parts, Well done sir !
James, Finally got to take in the last three. Very impressive playing and sound. You are really getting a handle on the blues and making superb progress.
Hi James, you’re definitely making good progress on this. Congratulations .
Sounds very cool and bluesy .
I’m looking forward to hearing more from your Blues journey .