A revised and updated version of my most popular lesson on YouTube with updated TAB and backing tracks. In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at “Deep River Blues” in the style of Doc Watson and some of the unique aspects that make this tune so fun to play. Learn fingerpicking and muting techniques that help add dynamics to your playing.

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You’ll get streaming access to two MP4 video files, six MP3 audio practice tracks (three with metronome), one PDF tab sheet and one TEF tab file. This lesson also includes SoundSlice Player integration so you can slow down, pause and rewind the melody in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Part 1 – 8:47
Part 2 – 15:10

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “Deep River Blues” (Revisited).PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “Deep River Blues” (Revisited).TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

65 BPM – 5:15
65 BPM with Metronome – 5:15
75 BPM – 5:01
75 BPM with Metronome – 5:01
85 BPM – 5:13
85 BPM with Metronome – 5:13