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Blues Guitar Lesson - Watch Over Me by Guy Davis


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Published on Dec 14, 2012

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Acoustic Blues Travelers play Watch Over Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7nTcdzoeVE Google+ me here http://tinyurl.com/G-Plus-JimBruce

I was looking at a newspaper paper one morning in Indiana, where I was living at the time, and there was an advertisement featuring Guy Davis who was going in Ann Arbor, Mi. I got in the car, went over to a friend's place in Michigan on the way, and we both set off for Ann Arbor. I wanted to get there nice and early, I impressed upon my friend this guy is a legendary blues guitarist and there won't be much room if we get there too late.

You can imagine my astonishment upon arriving to see that there were just 30 or 40 people in the audience ready to listen to one of the greats! Where was the homage for such a great performer? I talked to Guy after the he performed, but I'll talk about that some other time ...

Watch Over Me is one of my favorites - it uses really basic chords but has a few unusual moves included by Guy that gives it a special feel. This is the mark of a real blues man - technically very good at what he does, but can also give that intense feeling that marks the real blues. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Keep on pickin'
Cheers
Jim


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I took a signature bass run from Doc Watson and used it in a version of Search The Desert by Willie McTell - freaky, I know!

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Keep on pickin',
Cheers

    Hi, thanks for your advise in singing and playing at the same time.

    I do have the right technique but made the mistake to play to much from tab. Have to learn to play by ear'.

    Why is the capo good for beginners?
    1 month ago

    I'm not sure that it is - best to follow your own instincts. Maybe it's best for you to not use the capo, unless you need to raise the tone to suit your voice.

    Cheers

    Jim
    1 month ago

    Nice song! I find it very very hard to play and sing together. Do you have some advise in how to learn this?
    1 month ago

    Hi - you need a strategy for singing while finger picking. First of all, play the song until you can do it blindfold, in your sleep,etc. When you sing, concentrate on playing just the basic chord progression and the melody one with just one finger. When you've got that licked, the second finger and more complexity creeps in. Hope that helps.


    Can you repost the full song done by the ABTs? It's hard to even find the lyrics to this one.
    ·

    Hi - yep, you can find the link in the description.

    Best

    jim


    thanks!


    Sure appreciate the great lessons you posted. Got me hands full.
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    repeat untill it feels good! love it!!
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    everything's perfect except the fact that Sean Hannity somehow appears in the recommended videos
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    This is great! I came across this tune on youtube about 6 months ago and thought I'd love to learn it. And now here it is like a christmas gift! Thank you!
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    Thank for this lesson.

    very stylish...

    cool....
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    Thanks for the help Jim, happy days learning new stuff after years of playing the same things over and over, keep them coming.
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    Jim, you have helped me move on after becoming a bit stagnent playing the same things over and over, thanks a lot, keep them coming.
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    What a great lesson, Jim Bruce at his best. Thank you so much Jim, really appreciated!
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    awesome blurs, guitar playing, singing and bluesharp-sound! I like it very much. Thumbs up, 5*, Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Karlheinz:)
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    Great!! Love this harmonic structure!!! Super music!
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    chapeau!
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    I was really expecting that you will do in the future a lesson about "Watch over me" since the day I first see your "Acoustic Traveller version"...And now.... la voici enfin...Merci beaucoup Jim. Gonna jump on my guitar and try it!
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    A wonderfull lesson! Thank you for introducing me to Guy Davis
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    WAY DOWN SOUTH,WE FULLY DIG THIS,CHEERS MERRY CHRISTMAS
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    Jim....really deep down good ol blue goin on here man ..harp sounds o so good ..cheers from Vancouver
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    Fantastic as usual Jim and Ken.What a great lesson.

    345 views and only 15 likes!!!

    Come on people please remember to vote !

    Frank
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    W O N D E R F U L !*******

    MANY THANKS!
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    Love it Jim real style and grace.
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    wow , this is really beautiful! well done and thanks for the good work

    very excited about the upcoming john hurt songs

    
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    thks again jim

    pls keep truckin
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    Thank you :-)
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    Thanks for posting this lesson! Such a nice song from Guy Davis and a different approach to playing a blues song in the key of E. Especially the turnaround sounds so nice!
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    Hello there.

    Do you have the tab to this somewhere so I can print it out?

    Really enjoy all your lessons...............Cheers.
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    Love your lessons Jim, fantastic work, long may it last
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    Great!
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    What a beautiful, atmospheric piece, all new to me,so a real treat.
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    Great lesson Jim, and thanks for posting
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    Trés beau ! Merci :-)
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    good job
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