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Fifty Shades of Blue

Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Solos

By
Stephen Wentworth Arndt

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Dark Day Blues


The Deep Blue C Blues
Friday Blues
Walkin' Shoes Blues
Slow Cookin' Blues
Don't Ya Bb Blues
Black Cat Blues
Lazy Afternoon Blues
Empty Coffee Cup Blues
Double Stop Blues
Walk in the Park Blues
Kickin' Back Blues
B-Wildered Blues
Sweet Home Denton Blues
Don't Mess With Me Blues
Epsilon Delta Blues
Chump Boy Blues
Late November Blues
Backwoods Blues
2:00 a. m. Blues
C Ya Later Blues
Back Home Blues
Open String Blues
Country Road Blues
R. Peggio's Blues
Tritone Blues
D-cember Blues
Still Shufflin' Blues
Coal Minor Blues
Speakeasy Blues
Christmas Eve Blues
Raggedy Blues
Let It Slide Blues
G. Wiliker's Blues
Elementary Blues
Austin Blues
Red River Blues
Back Porch Blues
Spring Break Blues

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Down and Out Blues


F-ervescent Blues
Your Grandpa's Blues
Foot Tappin' Blues
A-OK Blues
Tucson Blues
Simplicity Blues
Ozark Blues
Chord Tone Blues
Open Position Blues
Bittersweet Blues

Note On The Titles

The titles refer variously to

the place of composition (e.g., "Austin Blues," "Tucson Blues"),


the time of composition (e.g., "2:00 a. m. Blues," "Friday Blues ," "Late November
Blues"),
the key or mode of the piece (e.g., "The Deep Blue C Blues," in the key of C, "Fervescent Blues," in the key of F, "Coal Minor Blues," in a minor key),
some technical aspect of the composition (e.g., "Walkin' Shoes Blues," with a
walking bass line, "Tritone Blues," with a motif built on the tritone of the
dominant seventh chord),
some technical aspect involved in playing the piece, (e.g., "Let It Slide Blues,"
with numerous slides, "Open String Blues," plucking the open B and E strings as
drones),
the style of the piece (e.g., "Epsilon Delta Blues," in a delta style and in the key of
E, "Country Road Blues," in a country blues style),
the mood of the piece (e.g., "Don't Mess With Me Blues," with a more aggressive
feel, "Bittersweet Blues," with a somewhat melancholic tone),
or a musical tribute (e.g., "Chump Boy Blues," as a tribute to Blind Blake's
"Chump Man Blues," "Red River Blues," as a tribute to Willie Brown's "Mississippi
Blues").

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