Play Blues Guitar - Scrapper Blackwell - Back Door Woman Blues
Blues Guitar Lessons http://www.playbluesguitar.euScrapper Blackwell was an exceptional blues artist, and generally added that extra unexpected chord structure which tended to put a uniquely creative stamp on his work. This song in open D follows this rule of delighting the audience with that kind of surprise, but there is enough cliché within it too make us feel at home.
The great thing about Blackwell's work is how he crafts the lyrics. When hearing the words 'I left my baby in the back door'' you are almost there with him!. When he tells you that he has the blues, you know it - he's felt that way for most of his life. You just feel it!
If you're looking for blues guitar lessons and want to learn real old style acoustic blues guitar, don't settle for the normal mundane songs that everybody plays. Add some Scrapper songs to your repertoire, also Floyd Council, Pink Anderson, Bo Carter, Gus Cannon, and many other lesser known blues men.This will help give you work a certain different kind of flavor and it will stand out from the others.
Of course, you need to work on the technique, but if you are passionate about learning it, have a great sense of rhythm, then you love of the music will come over - people will love it!Like a lot of the major blues guitar players, I get the impression that Blackwell used just his thumb an done finger when he finger picked, although there is no film evidence to support this view.
His strings also bounce around, which indicate to me that he played hard, which didn't seem to bother the old school like Gary Davis, Anderson and the like. Imagine telling Son House to 'go easy on those strings' - not likely. It's what they did. Modern guitarists have an obsession with that perfect sound.
One of the most unsung artists - he deserves a lot more recognition.
Hope you like it,