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Fingerstyle Delta Blues in Double Drop D Tuning

Lesson ID: A0207

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a 12 bar fingerstyle delta blues progression in double drop D tuning (DADGBD). This progression is best played at a slow speed and it has a really nice bluesy sound. We’ll work through the tablature two bars at a time until we cover all 12 bars. At the end, practice the 12 bar blues progression with me.

Pay close attention to my thumb that plucks the bass note line. The thumb plucks the bass note on each quarter note count and we’ll play various melody notes in between the bass line with our pointer and middle fingers. Overall, this is a great lesson for working on fingerstyle blues guitar.

The tablature download is available below the lesson video.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to the delta blues progression
00:46 min Line 1 – Bars 1 & 2
01:39 min Line 1 – Bars 3 & 4
02:33 min Line 2 – Bars 5 & 6
03:26 min Line 2 – Bars 7 & 8
04:17 min Line 3 – Bars 9 & 10
05:08 min Line 3 – Bars 11 & 12
06:05 min Practice all 12 bars with me
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Jean Galou
Jean Galou(@galou)
2 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Cool blues Devin! Thanks!

2 years ago

This is great, Devin! Thanks for doing blues…and fingerstyle!

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 years ago

Love this Devin

2 years ago

Thanks Devin. I had just started concentrating on some blues. this is very timely

2 years ago

The chickens are gonna like this one..

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 years ago

I have been working on this lesson. You can add extra things to it to stretch the song out and play some parts higher up the fretboard as well. Excellent song!

Paul Baldauf
Paul Baldauf(@doc-b)
1 year ago
Reply to  George Lange

I would love some ideas for up the neck parts that would go with this. Do you have anything you could share?

David Reynolds
David Reynolds(@dave-reynolds)
1 year ago

Good times working (slowly) through this lesson. Liking the sound of double drop D tuning.

1 year ago

canuhelp me find the tablature download
on my computer there is nothing when i scroll to bottom

1 year ago

Really enjoying the blues swing to it – thanks!