Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

$196 ($186 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

This level 2 class introduces the music of traditional blues’ great artists. From the ragtime/blues style of Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake to the Delta/Chicago grind of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Learn such techniques as: fingerpicking (ragtime, shuffle rhythm), open tuning, bottleneck slide, basic improvising, and more. This is some of the satisfying music steel string pickers can get their fingers on!

It’s a good follow-up class to Acoustic Blues Guitar 1 and other fingerpicking/blues classes.


Comfortable with open position chords. Some fingerpicking ability. Travis picking (alternating thumb) helpful, but not necessary.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000