…..one night I was laying down, I heard momma and poppa talking…..”
This site is a resource for acoustic finger style blues.
I’ve always loved the blues, and I’ve been whacking away at the guitar for years and I got ok at it. In October 2014 I got a new resonator and decided that I was going to make a real effort to get better. So a mission was born:
Learn a new song every week for a year.
There isn’t a lot of sites for finger style acoustic, and I learn better by having tabs in front of me, so I’m going to try to tab out all the songs that I learn in the next year. Some of it is going to be straight from the delta, some of it more country-style, some of it is going to be more rocky. Some of it will be harder, some weeks I won’t have enough time so I’ll put up something a bit less complex.
But it’s all going to be about the blues.
….what it’s all about….
The song pages will have a brief introduction to the artist, and a brief run down on the history of the songs. There’ll be an audio file at the top of the page, just under the song title. A lot of the songs will be old, so the quality of the recordings might be a bit dodgy.
The tabs will be broken into sections -. the intro, the progression, then any solos, outros, bridges etc. I suggest you get the progression down first – just strum along to the chords to get the feel and pace of the song – then focus on the intro and solos. .
I’ll be doing most of it by ear – some weeks I’ll probably cheat if I run out of time and search for existing tabs, and I’ll give credit when I do – so the accuracy of the tabs might be a bit questionable. I’ve got a pretty good ear, but I’m just some guy doing this for fun, so cut me some slack! Please post any corrections in the comments and I’ll fix the tabs up as soon as possible.
Any questions? Interested in creating your own 52 weeks site? Make a comment, and I’ll get back to you.