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Our goal is to be your personal resource to everything you need to know about playing the blues on guitar.

Porch blues – acoustic blues guitar

Sometimes it just feels good to sit down on the porch and play some blues guitar.

It doesn’t matter if your whistling is out of tune or that your playing is a bit sloppy. You’re playing for the crows and the leaves that blows in the wind. Nobody will ever hear what you’re doing.

Anyway, that’s how it was just a few years ago…

Guitar chords encyclopedia – The Online Guitar Chords Encyclopedia – is a new guitar chord website that teaches you everything you need to know about guitar chords.

Learn how to build guitar chords from scratch and find lots of guitar chord charts ready to use to play for example the blues.

You can even create your own guitar chord charts at My chords. These, your very own guitar chord charts, can be printed or stored for later use and can of course be shared with a friend.

Reconsider Baby with Swedish lyrics

Reconsider Baby is a blues standard written by Lowell Fulson in 1954 – sixty years ago!

Here’s a version of Reconsider Baby with swedish lyrics. The guitar is played in the style of Eric Claptons version of Reconsider Baby on the blues album From the Cradle.

New Christmas song Christmas Time Is Here

This is not a blues. But it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas so check out the new Christmas song Christmas Time Is Here.

And be sure, next year there will be a lot of new blues here.

Merry Christmas!

Blues improvisation

Took a break during the recording of a completely different song and played a short blues improvisation on a T Revisited Custom Open Back from Rod Creek Guitars.

Played a little sloppy in a few places. But what a sound!

How to play Red House by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an amazing blues guitarist and singer and the slow blues Red house was his masterpiece.

Here you’ll find the guitar chords to Red House and learn how to play the rhythm guitar.

Eventually there will also be lessons in how to play the intro, stick and solo to the wonderful blues song Red House.

Here’s a simple version of Red House…

Fingerpicking When You Got a Good Friend

Recorded an acoustic fingerpicking version of Robert Johnsons When You Got a Good Friend the other day. Tried to do it in some kind of Eric Clapton style.

I just used a Rode NT 4 plugged into a Panasonic video camera. No post processing applied.

Eric Clapton From the Cradle

Eric Claptons blues album From the Cradle from 1994 is one of my favorite blues records.

The selected blues songs on the album covers a variety of blues styles.

If you can play the blues in the style of Third Degree, Reconsider Baby and I’m Tore Down then you’re definitely on your way as a blues guitarist.

Deep Blues by Robert Palmer

Just begun to read the blues book Deep Blues by Robert Palmer.

It came out in 1981 so it’s been a while but it is still interesting.

In our section about blues history you’ll find a quote from the prologue of the book talking about why it’s so hard to play Delta blues in the right way.

A fresh start for

It’s been a while but now it’s time for a change.

We have begun the building of a blues guitar web site where you hopefully will find most of the things you want to know about playing the blues on guitar.

You’ll also find some blues history, what guitar your favourite blues artist uses, the lyrics to that insanely blue blues you’ve got on your mind for a while and, of cause, blues guitar lessons to get your playing to the next level.

Enough talking… let’s play the guitar… or even better, let’s Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan do it for us just for now.