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Deep Elem Blues

Lesson ID: A0075

“Deep Elem Blues” is a traditional American song from the early 1900s. This song is usually played in a blues format but we’re going to add a country and bluegrass twist to it for this guitar lesson. We’ll go over several country strumming patterns, the song intro, a nice country filler riff, and we’ll go over all of the vocals verse by verse.

Overview & Rhythm

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Overview
03:01 min G Chord Formation and Hammer-On
04:35 min Country Strumming Patterns
10:21 min “Building Up” Chord Progressions
14:05 min Intermediate Country Strumming
17:08 min Apply This to Deep Elem Blues

Song Intro & Filler Riff

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Easy Intro
01:13 min Intermediate Intro
06:01 min More Advanced Intro
08:16 min Filler Riff
13:04 min Play Through Entire Intro

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Full Song Breakdown

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Chord Progression

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Wildwood Flower

wildwood flower guitar lesson with tablature
Lesson ID: A0073

Wildwood Flower” was first published in 1860 and was later recorded by the Carter Family in 1928 on the Victor label. Maybelle Carter leads a rendition of the song on the 1972 album Will the Circle be Unbroken, and frequently performed the song in concert with Johnny Cash. In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you a traditional version of Wildwood Flower and then an intermediate version with a ton of crosspicking.


Traditional Version

Intermediate Version