Category: Blues Guitar

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

“At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man (Robert Johnson) made no attempt to sugarcoat what he was trying to say, or play. It was hard-core, more than anything I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized […]

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The Glass Castle: Summer Storm (Joel P West) guitar line

The Glass Castle: Summer Storm (Joel P West) guitar line + TAB

Summer Storm Free Download on SoundCloud The Glass Castle (the book and movie) recount the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing of Jeannette Walls and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents. The title refers to her father’s long held intention of building his […]

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True Detective 3: Death Letter Blues (opening) for guitar

True Detective 3: Death Letter Blues (opening) for guitar + TAB

“We’re starting and ending the season with deep, deep classic American vernacular,” T Bone Burnett – music producer and soundtrack curator of HBO’s True Detective. Death Letter Free download on SoundCloud. ‘Death Letter Blues’ was originally recorded by Delta Blues artist, Son House, in 1965. […]

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evan handyside

Blues Lead in A + TAB

Blues Lead in A (Listening is a highly underrated form of practice. Free download on SoundCloud.) Just playing around with some licks in A. As always I use a 1,4,5 (blues rhythm) backbone so it sounds complete. I blatantly stole the first half of this […]

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evan handyside

Dirty Blues in G (some chords & lead improvisation) + TAB

Dirty Blues in G Free Download on SoundCloud. This is a 12 Bar Blues improvisation in the key of G. Heavy quotes on the “improvisation” — as I knew exactly what I was going to play. I like this jam because it’s short, and covers […]

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An old-timey, Gypsy Americana guitar riff + TAB

Gypsy Americana Mp3 download on Soundcloud. My good friend Dr. Nathan Riley is an OB/Gyn based in San Diego, California. He just started a podcast for his profession called The OB/Gyno Wino Podcast. At least that’s the working title. Of course he asked me to […]

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blues

British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) + TAB

British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) Free MP3 Download. Like every guitar player on earth, I love Blues guitar playing. I routinely develop little riffs for my guitar students to play, and I figured I share a few of those on this blog. […]

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Finding Altamira

Finding Altamira (2016): theme for guitar (Mark Knopfler) + TAB

Altamira This song was suggested to me from a friend, and I think it’s a perfect fit for this blog. I’ve been a Mark Knopfler fan for as long as I can remember.  He is truly one of the greatest living singer/songwriter/guitar players of all […]

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evan handyside

Tin Can: easy bluegrass guitar + TAB

Tin Can I wrote this song for a film I was working on last year. (I was let go of the project.) However, I kept all of the music to release on my blog and SoundCloud. Even though the film didn’t work out for me, […]

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tom petty

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Don’t Come Around Here No More (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Don’t Come Around Here No More Very sad news about Tom Petty. He was a favorite of just about everybody. I had the opportunity to see him live a half dozen times since high school, AND just this past June — where he looked and […]

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jimi hendrix

No Cross to Bear: A Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. There’s something about a solitary, lonesome black stratocaster, that makes me want to play Jimi Hendrix riffs. In the video above I created on original piece of music — a homage –that pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s guitar style. Specifically, his […]

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john wetton

Eric Clapton: For John W (a guitar tribute to John Wetton) + TAB

On Jan 31st 2017, King Crimson/Asia bassist, John Wetton passed away. On the same day, Eric Clapton posted a short, instrumental acoustic tribute on his Facebook page entitled, For John W……ec. You can see that FB post here. In addition to being a fitting tribute […]

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