DEEP BLUES VIDEO LESSONS: North Mississippi Allstars, Junior Kimbrough, Mississippi Fred McDowell

C. B. Gitty Records artist, "One Hand Dan" Russell has just released three new lesson videos featuring some of the deepest blues this side of Mississippi.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS' "MISSISSIPPI BOLL WEEVIL"

 

HOW TO PLAY JUNIOR KIMBROUGH'S "NOBODY BUT YOU"

HOW TO PLAY MISSISSIPPI FRED MCDOWELL'S "WRITE ME A FEW MORE OF YOUR LINES"

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Absolutely awesome. On the junior kimbrough video you talked about a box though? What or where is the box on the fretboard? Loved what you gave us so far man. Properly inspirational stuff.

Dani & Bear,

A "blues box" is a pattern of notes in a particular scale that forms a "box" pattern on the fretboard. Here's some free blues boxes to try:

http://guitar4free.com/main/blues_articles/5_essential_boxes_for_bl...

Thanks Ron. I appreciate the explanation. Do you recommend any similar links for three string GDg tuning or four string AC#Ea? Thanks again Ron. :)

Here's where a little music theory can be helpful. You need to learn the major and minor pentatonic scales, in the key of G for your GDG tuning. Then, you can map that pattern to the fretboard, once you have mapped all the notes on your GDG tuning to the fretboard (this is where a sketch of the actual fretboard with strings also comes in handy, or you can do the same thing with 3-string tab). It's not as difficult as it sounds. Here's a link to get you started ( same concepts would apply for your A tuned 4-stringer):

http://www.guitarhabits.com/combining-minor-and-major-pentatonic-sc...

Thanks again Ron. I'm on the job of the minor pentatonic blues scale already and am cheating with sticky dots. Next will be the major scale I guess. I was more intrigued with what and where the box or boxes are I think as I've not heard it referred to that way before. Huge thanks again, as always, for the help. Much appreciated.

Have a look at the still pic at the beginning of turtlhead's recent 12-bar blues jam track video. He has a 3-string fretboard showing several "boxes."

What's the tuning for "Mississippi Boll Weevil"?  Is that one GDG too?

Thanks.

Yep. He's using the same git in the same tuning in all,three vids.

enjoyed the lesson Dan i was wondering about the pick you use i also have a aputated thumb its hard for me to pinch the pick any help it would be great  Ted 

Have you looked into finger tip picks like the Banjo players use?

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