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Songbook: Coffee Blues

LESSON ID: PC046

If there is one single Mississippi John Hurt that you should know, this just might be the one.

Besides being a wonderfully upbeat Country Blues tune, it can help you reinforce core fundamentals of fingerpicking.

The tune is built on top of a steady alternating bassline and has a few cool fretboard tricks to teach us too. In the course, we’ll study the version recorded on the 1966 album, Today!

We’ll focus the tutorial on the main 8 bar theme that Mr. Hurt plays at the beginning of the tune.

The main theme repeats several times throughout the track with numerous subtle variations. If you want to tackle the album version note-for-note, this course comes with a complete transcription of the album version.

The performance video comes with the SoundSlice interactive tab player with multiple, selectable video angles so you can focus on what you need most.

If you’re ready to dive in and put this song in your songbook, click below and let’s get started!