Lesson ID: A0164

“Worried Blues” is an old song from the early 1900s written by a country blues musician named Frank Hutchinson. Hutchinson was best known for playing slide guitar with the guitar held in his lap. His song “Worried Blues” has been recorded by several artists over the years, including a popular fingerstyle arrangement by Doc Watson.

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a country and bluegrass flatpicking arrangement of “Worried Blues”. This arrangement is in the key of G and we’ll play it with a nice mix of “Carter Style” boom chick strumming and country blues flatpicking licks. First I’ll teach you two complete instrumental breaks that have a nice bluesy country sound. Then we’ll work through the “Worried Blues” chords and lyrics. After you learn the guitar breaks, practice your flatpicking with the “Worried Blues” backing track in G.

Overview

Instrumental Break 1

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Tablature Line 1 Breakdown
04:51 min Tablature Line 2 Breakdown
10:18 min Tablature Line 3 Breakdown
14:49 min Practice Along with Me

Instrumental Break 2

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Tablature Line 1 Breakdown
05:21 min Tablature Line 2 Breakdown
08:51 min Tablature Line 3 Breakdown
11:56 min Practice Along with Me

Chords & Lyrics

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Rhythm Overview
00:56 min Worried Blues Chord Progression
02:16 min Chords and Lyrics
04:33 min Bass Line Walk Example
06:29 min Chords and Lyrics Continued
09:44 min Song Ending
10:44 min Strumming Patterns and Rhythm Tips

Backing Track

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