Slow Blues Lesson Pack


I get regular requests to make a slow blues lesson pack.  So, here it is.  However, know that the songs (1 to 10) are part of other lesson packs!

Slow Blues Lesson Pack

€ 14.90 

To order : click on "buy now" and you are directed to Paypal to complete the payment.  Paypal will notify me and then Tabs/pdf's and  links to lesson video's are sent by me personally to your Paypal email address.

(or any other email address, if you let me know).
This may take a few hours as I live in Europe.


So tabs are not sent automatically, neither by snail mail, neither as downloadable links etc.

You should receive your order within 24 hours after payment.  If not, do check your spam folder first, then contact me through my Paypal email or use the "contact me" on this website and I'll sort it out immediately.
Please check if your Paypal emailaddress is still valid!!!


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1- The Sky Is Crying

A very cool slow shuffle blues in the key of E with two guitarsolo's.

Performance video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEiXcIubWC0

Lesson video's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrWSHr_p6Kk



2- When Did You Leave Heaven

Sing this for your loved one and she will melt away
Big Bill Broonzy's version, Clapton did this as well

Key of C


Performance video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhVxWoZLyL4

Lesson video's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAp6Fq6hkpc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ1BAc_1m4Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vq2VO-dRcc


3- You Don't Have To Know The Words (to sing the blues)

my version of a classic based on Mike Dowling's version
Key of E and going unexpected places.


Performance video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Rmct7G7Ho

Lesson video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeiuqRdv7BI



4- Key To The Highway

My version of this classic 8-bar blues.  I added some diminished chords and subsitutions to make it more interesting.  Intro, verse and all variations, three solo's are transcribed. Key of E, standard tuning.

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvY6suBvHaE

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMGWM6qNyC4


5- Why

Based on a Jelly Roll Morton composition and played/sung in the style of Leon Redbone.    A slow jazzy blues

The video explains not only the tab but also demonstrates what to play when singing it.

Performance video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eHqe9fG2LM


6- Sportin' Life Blues

I arranged Dave Van Ronk's version and added some Lonnie Johnson fills to make it more interesting. 

Drop D tuning.  Intro/outro, verse, solo and fills are taugh and transcribed.  Great exercise in understated playing.

Performance and lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVI_ncSaw28


7- Things 's 'bout Coming My Way

A great Tampa Red slide song in the style of Mike Dowling.  I teach all verses and three guitar solo's with two lessonvideo's  (the second lessonvideo will be sent with the tab).

This song has the same melody as Elmore James' "It Hurts Me Too" or the Mississippi Sheiks "Sittin' On Top Of The World".

Open D tuning tuned a half step up

Free lesson with tab for the intro and first verse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy_W4eDrSPk

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2VL9IvH8eg


8-  When My Baby Left Me

A slow blues in the key of A.  Uses the melody of Leroy Carr's "Midnight Hour Blues" but has different lyrics.  I tabbed out the song completely (except the last verse which is a repeat of the second verse) and added a 48 minute lesson video.  Lyrics are written under the tab for ease of learning.  The guitararrangement is based on the playing of Pat Donohue.  Lotsa cool licks that you can use in any slow blues in A.

Performance/lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XilHhVY9Ag


9. Blues Is A Woman

Medium slow and sensual jazzy blues based on a Pat Donohue recording.  I tabbed out the song completely and placed the lyrics under the tab for easy learning. Your fingers will hurt from all those bends but it will be worth it.

Key of E, standard tuning

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JHJpv9TBD4


10- Fool's Paradise

Standard tuning, Key of E
Loosely based on Paul Geremia's version


Performance video

11- Ninety Nine

Standard tuning, Key of E
Based on a Sonny Boy Williamson song.

Performance/Lesson video


















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