“Key to the Highway” – Intermediate Blues Guitar Lesson


Bill Broonzy had a certain power to his playing. His guitar playing is precise and pulsating. He made the guitar work for him and it responded to his every move.

We have a modern example of a Broonzy classic “Key to the Highway”. Eric Clapton’s version attempts to capture the attack and pulse of the great fingerstyle delta blues guitar players.

Using the 8 bar blues form, this is a great one to have in your setlist. It also has an awesome pickup/turnaround lick in the key of A and a great blues lick over the E7 chord.

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You get three MP4 video files, six (6) MP3 audio practice tracks (three (3) with metronome), PDF tab sheet, and a TEF tab file.

Lesson Preview


Part 1 – 16:05
Part 2 – 12:32
Rhythm – 5:51

PDF Tab Sheet

Key to the Highway.pdf

TEF Tab File (New!)

Load this file into your favorite tab editor.
Key to the Highway.tef

Audio Backing Tracks

60 BPM – 2:33
60 BPM with Metronome – 2:33
80 BPM – 2:24
80 BPM with Metronome – 2:24
100 BPM – 1:55
100 BPM with Metronome – 1:55