First of all Happy Holidays to everyone! This week we start a new song. Its one of the oldest, most famous and coolest of blues tunes called "Trouble in Mind" written in the 1920s by pianist Richard M Jones and recorded in 1926 by Bertha Chippie Hill accompanied by the author and Louis Armstrong on cornet. It's a simple 8 bar classic that I play here on acoustic guitar. This week we learn it in basic fingerpicking style and as the month goes on we will play in in a Chicago blues style and a uptown swinging style too.
Great tune and lots of fun to play whichever style you choose to play it in.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Big Bill Broonzy
Trouble in Mind
Bertha Chippie Hill
Loop 0:00 Basic Rhythm
Loop 0:32 Introduction to the Series and Trouble in Mind
Loop 3:00 Breakdown of Trouble in Mind
Loop 11:35 Practice Loop
Loop 13:17 Closing Thoughts