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by Brother John  December 12, 2008 11:20 pm

Come and join the webs most hands on video tuition website. Here you can learn all there is to know about acoustic fingerstyle guitar with renowned guitar teacher Brother John from The Blues Preachers.

Connect with the roots and source of modern blues and contemporary music, by going back to the sounds and techniques of Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Son House, Doc Watson and many others.

by Brother John  October 29, 2007 10:27 pm

Brother John and Captain Bluetongue from the Blues Preachers play their version of Blind Arthur Blake’s Wabash Rag.

by Brother John  August 13, 2007 10:36 pm

Turlough O’Carolan was born in 1670 in County Meath and died March 1738 at the home of his patron Mrs. MacDermott Roe in County Roscommon. He was a blind Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. He was the last great Irish harper-composer and is considered by many to be Ireland’s national composer. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). To put it simply, O’Carolan wrote amazing melodies for the celtic harp that work beautifully when arranged for fingerstyle guitar. One such piece is included here: Sheebeg and Sheemore. Stay tuned …. more is on the way.

by Brother John  April 26, 2007 8:23 am

Here are some basic fingerpicking patterns in the alternating bass style designed to provide the ground work to be able to play like Mississippi John Hurt.

Pattern 1 (Clip1) C

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Pattern 2 (clip2) C

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Pattern 3 (clip3) E

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Click here for more finger picking patterns for beginners.