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Lesson #3: Lightnin Hopkins

 

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Lighnin' Hopkins is another key figure in the development of Texas Blues. His style included advanced techniques such as hitting and slapping the body of the guitar while playing traditional blues forms. He was also key in developing the "unmuted" sound of Texas Blues rhythm guitar playing. Using an acoustic guitar, let's take a look at this approach in our travels down the time line of this style. Feel free to take this example further by adding additional percussive elements to the your playing once your comfortable.
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