Fingerstyle Blues

with Rick Fines

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) 3 3 14 BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BBBBBBBBBBBB 3 3 ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! ! $ % ! A M I T DB B % $ % ! B BB BB % $ % ! 3 B B B % $ % ! B B B % $ % ! B B B % $ % ! 3 B B B % $ % ! B B B % $ % ! B B B % $ % ! 3 B B B % $ % ! B B B % $ % ! B B B % $ % ! 3 B BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB BB B BBBBBBBBBBBB B BBBBBBBBBBBB 3 3 % $ % ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! ( & ( ! another E7(B7 form) 3 3 www.LearnRootsMusic.com © 2008 Page 2 .Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines Some Delta Blues Fingerpicking Rick Fines 1 Blues in E DB " T : 4 c D4 Moderate Adding an E riff h = 80 B B B ! T DB " T BB 3 # ! T B B B ! T BB B B B 3 # ! I up an octave DB $ I 3 BB % $ M B B B ! T DB $ I 3 BB % $ M ! T ! T ! T ! T ! T ! T ! T ! T ! T with the open string 5 B B B ! T DB $ I 3 B P BB B DB B B B B B B B B 3 % $ ! ! M A T T ! T ! T ! T ! $ I % $ ! ! B B BBB A B BBBB BB E Blues scale (pentatonic minor) ! $ ! # ! # ! # ! $ ! $ ! M A T ! T ! T add high G (question) 10 B B B ! T DB B B 3 $ I ! T ! % $ B B B BB B B B 3 let ring $ ! ! ! ! $ A T A response let ring ! ! B P B B B A T T another response B B B ! T B B B B 3 $ # I T M ! T ! T A M M ! ! T ! T ! ! I # I T M Picking Hand Triplets over E7 E7 (in D7 form.

. A DA ! " A I DB % % ! $ % $ I # $ # I " # % % I $ I $ $ I # I # # I B FDB F B B B B B B B $ $ ! # # ! A I T .as a riff with Thumb bass.. M A M A M A A A A ! T A I T A I T 26 B DB B B B B ! " ! A I T DB % % ! B B B B B DF B F B B B B B % % $ $ ! # # ! A I T A I 1st call and answer B DB B B B B ! " ! A I T T B DB B B FDB F B B B B B B B B % ! % % I 2nd call and answer.. let ring % % A I $ $ ! # # ! " ! # # $ $ ! A I T ! A I T A I T ! T ! T A T A A I T A I T A I T ! T ! T ! A I T A I A I T A I A I T Page 3 www.. 3 DB ! " ! % % ! $ $ ! # # ! B B B B B A I T ! T ! T ! T ! T A I T A I T ! ! T ! T I T A A I T A I T A I T ! T ! T ! T 31 B B B DB B B DB B B B B B ! " ! A I T backwards.....on 1st and 3rd strings. DB % % ! A I T ! " # # ! $ $ ! B B B B B ! T B DB B B B DB B B B B B B B ! ! " I again.... 3 DB % % A I T ! ! " ! # # ! $ $ ! B B B B B ! ! T DB % % A I T BBBBBBB B B DF B F B DB B DB DB B B B B % % A I down and back up..com ©2008 .Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines a quick A..LearnRootsMusic. back to E 17 B B B B ! T DB # # # T A B B B ! ! ! T G B P DB B B B B B T E Bass riff with G note ! T T ! ! T ! ! " # # ! B B B B B B B 3 T B B B B B B B 3 ! T ! T T ! ! ! T ! T ! T $ # I T $ T ! T ! T ! T $ # I T $ T 21 P B B DB DB DB F B F B F B B 3 3 3 % I turn-around A DA ! ! " A M I P B DB B DB F B B F B B B 3 3 3 % I ...

com © 2008 Page 4 .Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines 36 B B B B ! T B B DB DB F B F B B BB B DB B B B B B B B ! " ! A I T up and back down # # $ $ ! % % $ $ # # ! ! " B B B B ! T DB % % A I T B B DB B B B DB B B B B % % A I Climbing up the neck let ring ( ( ! A I T & & ! ' ' ! B B B B B B ! T ! T ! T ! T A I A I T A I ! T A I A I T A I ! T ! T ! T ! ! T A I T A I T ! T ! T 41 B B DB F B B B DB F B B B B B ( ( ! A I T DB % % A I T let ring ( ( ' ' ! & & ! B B B B B ! ! T A I ! T A I T A I T ! T ! T www.LearnRootsMusic.

..21 3 .1 31 4 Moderate 1 = DDD 4 F = : 4 = c * ) * ! a look at the chords in D7 formation..132- ...1 11 3 ..21 3 ...Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines 12-Bar Blues in A A7 8 .. A7 h = 105 B ! B FB B * ) * = F= = # " # ! D7 B FB B B ! # " # E7 = = = % $ % ! B ! B B B % $ % 7 FB B Moving through the 12-bar Blues in A A7 B * ) * ! B ! B ! B ! FB B B * ) * ! B ! B ! B ! FB B B * ) * ! B ! B ! B ! FB B B * ) * ! B ! B ! B ! 11 B FB B # " # ! D7 B ! B ! B ! B FB B # " # ! B ! B ! B ! B FB B * ) * ! A7 B ! B ! B ! B FB B * ) * ! B ! B ! B ! Page 5 www..13 2 - .com ©2008 .2 13 D7 E7 7 Adim delta fingerstyle Rick Fines A7 Adim 5 A7 E7 D7/F# 7 A7 ....213 .13 2 4 Adim 7 ...2 21 4 - T .21 3 ..LearnRootsMusic.

com © 2008 Page 6 .LearnRootsMusic.add dim chord A7 Adim 19 B ! B FB * ) * let ring B B B ! ! ! B ! FB DB ) ( ) let ring B B B ! ! ! B ! B FB * ) * A7 let ring B B B ! ! ! B ! B FB let ring * ) * B B B ! ! ! 23 B FB B B B B D7 let ring # " # ! ! ! ! B FB B B B B let ring # " # ! ! ! ! B ! B FB * ) * A7 let ring B B B ! ! ! B ! B FB let ring * ) * B B B ! ! ! E7 27 B ! B B % $ % let ring B B B ! ! ! B FB B B B B let ring # " # ! ! ! ! D7 B ! B FB * ) * A7 let ring B B B ! ! ! B ! B FB let ring * ) * B B B ! ! ! www.Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines E7 15 B B B % $ % ! B ! B ! B ! B FB B # " # ! D7 B ! B ! B ! B FB B * ) * ! A7 B ! B ! B ! B FB B * ) * ! B ! B ! B ! Playing chords off the thumb .

3 3 * ) ! * * ) ) ( ! ) ) ( * ) * ! B ! Page 7 www.. count 1 and a.3-2-1 3 3 * ! ) * ) ! ( ) * ) * ! B ! B F B B B F B DB B DB B B B alternating roll 3 3 * ! ) * ) ! ( ) * ) * ! B ! B B B B B F B B B F B DB B DB B B B one more option.Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines add a little riff (triplet roll ..LearnRootsMusic.A7 and Adim) A7 Adim 31 B ! B FB * ) * B B B ! ! ! B ! FB DB ) ( ) B B B ! ! ! B ! B FB * ) * A7 B B B ! ! ! B F B B F B B DB DB B B B B here's that triplet roll... 3 3 let ring * ! ) * ) ! ( ) * ) * ! B ! let ring let ring let ring 35 FB B B B B B D7 let ring # " # FB B B B B B let ring # " # B ! B FB * ) * A7 B B B ! ! ! B F B B F B B DB DB B B B B 3 3 * ! 1 ) * ) ! ( ) * ) * ! 3 and again.com ©2008 .. three B ! 4 let ring let ring ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! E7 39 B ! B B % $ % let ring B B B ! ! ! FB B B B B B let ring # " # D7 B ! B FB * ) * A7 B B B ! ! ! B F B B F B B DB DB B B B B 3 3 let ring * ! ) * ) ! ( ) * ) * ! and a 2 and a B ! let ring ! ! ! ! 43 B B F B B DB B F B DB B B B reverse roll .. 2 and a.

.Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines FB B * ) * ! 46 B FB B DB B BB * ) * ! ) ( ) ! turnaround (shuffle rhythm) B FB B FB BB ) ( ) ! ( ' ( ! B B B ( ' ( ! B B B & & ' ! F B DB FF B B FB B * ) * ! ) ( ) ! ( ' ( ! straight 1/4 notes B B B B B B & & ' ! in context .com © 2008 Page 8 .some chord inversions for variety.. B ! B FB B B FB B FB DB FB B B B 3 3 3 * ! ) * ) ! ( ) ( ! ' ( A A A & & ' ! B ! B B % $ % B ! 54 F= = & ' & ! ..turnaround to the E (shuffle) A7 B ! FB B * ) * ! B FB B DB B BB * ) * ! ) ( ) ! B FB B FB BB ) ( ) ! ( ' ( ! B B B ( ' ( ! B B B & & ' ! E7 A A H B % $ % ! turnaround again. A7 = = B ! FB & B B ' & Adim D== F = = % & % ! B F B DB B ! % & % F= A7 = = = $ # # # ! E7 == = = = ! $ " # # ! Turnaround using these lower inversions A7 60 B ! B FB & ' & ! B B DBB F B B % & % ! FB FB B $ % $ ! B B B # # # ! E7 FB ! DB B " ! B # B B $ ! B ! B ! www..... A7 50 B B B B ! * ) * ! ) ( ) ! ( ' ( ! F B DB FF B B FB B let ring & & ' ! B B B B B B B B let ring % $ % ! ! ! E7 now try all your triplet rolls....LearnRootsMusic.straight.

com ©2008 .Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines 12 BAR .Adding triplets all over the place A7 Adim 62 B ! D7 FB B * ) * BBBB B B B B B B 3 * ! ) * * ) * ! * ) * ! BFB B B DB B B 3 ! ) ( ) ! ) ( ) B B B B ) ( ) ! ! A7 B ! A7 FB B * ) * BBBB B B B B B B 3 * ! ) * * ) * ! * ) * ! FB B BB BB B B F B DB B DB B B B B 3 3 * ) ! * * ) ) ( ! ) ) ( * ) * ! ! let ring 66 B B FB B B B B B B B B 3 let ring # " # # " # ! # " # ! ! ! B FB B B B Q B B B B 3 let ring # " # # " # ! L B ! FB B * ) * BBBB B B B B B B 3 * ! ) * * ) * ! * ) * ! FB B BB BB B B F B DB B DB B B B B 3 3 * ) ! * * ) ) ( ! ) ) ( * ) * ! ! ! ! ! 70 BBB B B 3 % ! ! $ % BBB BBB B B 3 % $ % ! % $ % ! B FB B B 3 ! # ! " B BB B B # # " # ! ! B ! B FB * ) * B B B FB B FB B DB F B B B B B 3 3 * ! ) * ) ! ( ) ( ' ( ! ( ' ( B B FB B & & ' ! ! B B B let ring % $ % ! ! ! B B 74 FB DB Slide in to the A7 B ) ( ) ! DB FB * ) * B ! B ! B ! B FB F B DB B B * ) * ! ) ( ) ! Slide down to the Adim B ! B ! F B DB DB F B Slide back up to the A7 B ) ( ) ! * ) * B ! B ! B ! Page 9 www.LearnRootsMusic.

LearnRootsMusic.Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines Let's try the step up to the F# bass D7/F# 77 ..and now with the pull-off lick FB B B B B FB B ! # " # # # ! " B # FB B # " # D7/F# B B B # # # P P P B FB ! " B # FB " # B B B B B B B 3 ! # ! # " # E chord riff (asks a question) 81 B B F B DB B B B B FB ! ! ! " $ ! ! ! " (D7 pull-off gives the answer) D7/F# 3 B # FB " # B B B B B B B ! # ! # # # = F= = * ) * ( Barred D7 A7 Adim F= D= = ) ( ) ( 85 P Classic Turnaround in G FB FB $ $ B B B B B B B B DB B $ $ $ # $ # $ " $ " F= = $ ! P with a triplet feel... FB FB $ $ 3 let ring B B B B B B B B B DB 3 let ring $ # let ring $ " 3 $ $ $ $ $ $ F= = $ ! Moving it up to A 89 B ! A to A7 riff B FB & & B B B B & & & % B B B FB & % & $ B B & $ B B & ! putting together two D7s turnaround to E with a hammer on FB ! DB 3 " B # A A ! ! 91 B B & ! B B B & % ! FB let ring $ B ! B ! B ! FB B ' % DB FB B ( & ! B 3 & B ( FB B ) ! B ! www.com © 2008 Page 6/6 Page 10 .

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