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Acoustic Blues Guitar – youTube Stefan Grossman

You may be familiar with Stefan Grossman from the many guitar instruction videos and books.  One of my all time favourite guitar albums is called Thunder on the Run and I particularly like Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn playing duets together.  Stefan has also done brilliant work with Duck Baker.

Apart from being a guitar historian and teacher, Stefan is a magnificent guitar player who gets a beautiful tone from his instrument, Franklin guitar.

In this Tutorial stefan is showing how to play a simple blues in E.  There are many musical cliches in this but the way they are executed is what seperates Stefan out from the bunch.

Note how he uses the repeatative alternating bass part, also take a close look at the outro and how hie finishes on the E7#9 chord.




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6 thoughts on “Acoustic Blues Guitar – youTube Stefan Grossman

  1. Astounding stuff. Enough to spend months working on, all in 9 minutes. You’d learn a lot just by watching Stefan’s right thumb — it starts out as a simple drone, which he goes back to, but there’s some cute little things that go on there. I don’t know if the “great tone” comment is even necessary — Grossman just seems like one of those guys who could make a cigar box, a stick and piece of bailing wire sound good. He is a national treasure who deserves a MacArthur Fellowship.

  2. What a terrific find on a lazy hot Saturday afternoon.
    You’ve done a great job with this site. I like the variety of musicians you’ve shown . It’s inspiring enough to get these old fingers a workout as I break-out the 36 year old Martin and give it a try again.


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