Baker’s Railroad: Piedmont Blues Picking Tutorial

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Learn the Foundations of Piedmont Blues: Baker’s Railroad

Inspired by Etta Baker’s rendition of Railroad Bill, this course will help you hone your Piedmont Blues skills.

Baker’s Railroad, is best for intermediate to advanced pickers. In the course we’ll dive into:

  • A unique 12-bar progression in the key of C
  • Essential Piedmont Blues techniques, including alternating bass lines
  • A bright, syncopated melody that you’ll hum for days
  • How to create that big, full sound of Etta Baker’s style

As we push through the performance study, I’ll break down each element step-by-step. We’ll dig into the how and the why behind this captivating style.

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Your guide to becoming a better fingerstyle blues guitarist.

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