Delta Style Acoustic Blues

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey guys,

In today’s lesson we’re taking a trip down the Mississippi to study a little acoustic delta blues. The idea here is that we’re going to cover the root notes and melodies at the same. To do this, we’re going to play in the key of E and make use of our open strings, which all happen to be part of the E pentatonic scale. This is creative lesson, so have some fun and see what you can come up with!

Good luck guys!


In order to play in this style, first just get used to playing the root notes with your thumb. Then, add in the melody notes with your other fingers. When you first start, don’t worry about timing or rhythm too much, just be able to get both the root notes and the melody notes working together. Once you’re comfortable with that, you can then add in the rhythm necessary to make it flow. In other words, make sure to change chords every four beats.


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2 Comments to “Delta Style Acoustic Blues”
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    Excellent lesson. My favourite so far. Unfortunately the video freezes at 7:09. Put this stuff on youtube!

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