Easy Lesson Pack

€ 12.50 



Easy Lesson Pack

I often get questions like : "what are the easiest lessons?", "do you have easy lessons?"

So, I chose from the existing packs 13 lessons, 6 instrumentals and 7 songs, that I consider as easy.  Nevertheless you will need a good foundation in your right hand (for the left hand there are no great difficulties).  With foundation I mean : a basic knowledge of the monotonic and alternating bass.  If you're not there yet check out the "free lessons for beginners" below the dotted line in the navigation bar. 

I chose these songs because they represent a wide range of techniques and flavors in blues. Below you'll find all the performance video's so you can get a good idea what to expect.


How to order : click on "buy now" to complete the Paypal payment.  Paypal will notify me of your purchase and you will receive an email with the links to the lesson video's and a link to dropbox to download the tabs.  Note : I live in europe and may be asleep while you're wide awake because of the time zone differences.  Usually you will receive your order within 12 hours.



1- Long Time

Lightnin' Hopkins  recorded this short instrumental when he was rediscovered by Mack McGormick in 1959. He didn't record many slow instrumentals so this is kinda special.
The recording session was very informal and Lightnin' was in great form.  Although short it contains many of his typical licks.  You can find the original on the excellent cd "Country Blues" Tradition TCD1003.
I transcribed the full song and explain/demonstrate it in great detail.

Standard tuning  key of E but  tuned a half step low (D# A# F# C# G# D#)


Performance video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5EePhvHIfo



2- Minnie's Blues
Open G tuning (DGDGBD) in the style of Memphis Minnie
Performance video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmdptH17-34


3- Look Down The Road













11- Shuffle and Slide
A mix of picking and sliding.  Open D tuning with a capo on the second fret.

Performance video



12- Less Is More Blues






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