Acoustic guitar blues lesson for the “Blues in G” by Lonnie Johnson. Here you will learn how to play this song on acoustic guitar. This song is in non-standard tuning so you need to change tuning before you start to play the song. The fifth string is tuned to G and the sixth string is tuned to D. This tuning is used by Lonnie Johnson for a lot of his stuff. For this lesson, you also need a capo. Capo on the second fret is using for the whole lesson.
Lonnie Johnson’s influence on modern jazz and blues guitar is staggering. His intricate, fluid playing inspired a long line of musicians from Charlie Christian to Lowell Fulson. But the kind of success his scions enjoyed often eluded, Johnson.
Blues is a musical genre known as the folklore of African-American musicians. Its origins are associated with the southern states of the USA, that is the region conventionally called the “deep south”. The very name of the genre (sadness, despair) is related to its nostalgic form, also in the textual layer. Blues pieces touch male-female relationships as well as feelings and emotions (love, loneliness, faithfulness, jealousy). However, blues performers often sing about freedom, work, and travel. The songs also feature social criticism relating mainly to racial inequality and political issues.
Many artists are inspired by blues music and combine it with other styles. In this way, such musical mergers as punk blues, soul-blues, or blues-rock. The popularity of this genre in the USA has led to the emergence of regional varieties, such as Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas, and Detroit blues. There are also factions characteristic of other countries – British blues and African blues.