Well, we’ve finally made it around to the final four bars of our Piedmont Blues finger picking tutorial. These first four bars are played identically to the first four bars. Have a quick look at this video to see the entire piece put back together into one flowing 16 bar progression.
Plus some final thoughts…
Wrapping Up the Basic Piedmont Finger Picking Blues Lesson
Once you have this beginner lesson down, it’s time to start adding a little fancy finger work to the tune. Don’t let the fancy stuff scare you off, though. We’ll keep the same brick-by-brick approach to the lessons and build something really special. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:
We’ll embellish the melody and add a thumpin’ Blind Blake thumb technique and a Blind Boy Fuller style bass run.
But before we go down that road, practice this entire 16 bar piece with the added melody until you have it down cold. Then, and only then, is it time to move on.
I hope to see you in the future lessons. Until then…