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Blues

Twenty fingerstyle blues licks that you can you can use to begin, end, and transition in your twelve bar blues playing. Enjoy the old-timey feel of these timeless masterpieces.

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Mike let's you know what Intros Outros and Turnarounds is about, what you need to know...

Length: 3:06
Lesson 2

Jimmy Reed Style Turnaround...

This turnaround in the style of Jimmy Reed will take your 12 bar blues in E to new heights.

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Lesson 3

Big Bill Broonzy Style...

Use this turnaround in the style of Big Bill Broonzy to take you through the last few...

Length: 3:05
Lesson 4

Turnaround in E Influenced...

This Skip James inspired lick with turn your E blues around in style!

Length: 2:50
Lesson 5

Turnaround or Outro...

I would not feel so all alone if you would learn this Bob Dylan inspired lick to use in...

Length: 2:38
Lesson 6

Another Big Bill Broonzy...

How big is Bill? So big he needs another E turnaround to do his bigness justice. Try...

Length: 2:59
Lesson 7

Outro in E inspired...

This lick owes something to both Blind Blake and Scrapper Blackwell. Use it to finish...

Length: 3:09
Lesson 8

Turnaround in A

This turnaround is sure to keep your 12 bar blues in A coming back for more.

Length: 3:25
Lesson 9

Another Turnaround in...

Yet another A turnaround lick to make your blues move.

Length: 2:46
Lesson 10

Intro in A inspired...

There is a lot of Scrapper Blackwell in this A intro, and that's a good thing! Get this...

Length: 3:07
Lesson 11

Intro in A inspired...

Scrapper Blackwell and Big Bill Brunsey left their mark on this lick for all of your 12...

Length: 2:35
Lesson 12

Outro in A Inspired...

Robert Johnson sure knew how to finish a song in style, and now you will too, thanks to...

Length: 4:20
Lesson 13

Gospel Walk Up, Robert...

Can you hear the gospel roots in the Robert Johnson - inspired lick? Get it under your...

Length: 3:01
Lesson 14

Walkdown in A with Many...

There is a bit of Bill Broonzy, Scrapper Blackwell, and Robert Johnson in this walkdown....

Length: 3:10
Lesson 15

E Outro in the Style...

Freddie Kind would have a lot to say about this ending for your E blues.

Length: 4:35
Lesson 16

A Key Turnaround in...

Turn your blues around like Robert Johnson when you learn this lick in A.

Length: 2:20
Lesson 17

Outro in A Inspired...

End your A blues with this great lick in the style of Lonny Johnson & Scrapper Blackwell.

Length: 4:27
Lesson 18

Outro in A With Elements...

Robert Johnson's influence can be heard in this A key blues outro.

Length: 3:58
Lesson 19

Double Stop Outro in...

This A key outro uses double stops (two notes at a time) to put some zing in your blues...

Length: 3:03
Lesson 20

Pedmont Blues style...

This turnaround takes its inspiration from the Pedmont blues of Reverend Gary Davis.

Length: 3:35
Lesson 21

G Turnaround Walk Down...

Turn your blues around Blind Blake style with this last oldtime lick that walks around...

Length: 3:18
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Mike Tolle is a guitarist and vocalist who brings a unique modern interpretation to to the Acoustic Folk genre. Whether performing turn of the century (the 19th that is) blues to 60s’ folk to an occasional contemporary fingerstyle composition, Mike brings to the music a high level of musicianship appreciated at any venue.

Originally from New York City where he started his career playing in the clubs and studying with the likes of Jorma Kaukonen and Stefan Grossman to the San Francisco Bay area where he continued to hone his skills as both a bandleader and solo artist.

Mike Tolle is a guitarist and vocalist who brings a unique modern interpretation to to the Acoustic Folk genre. Whether performing turn of the century (the 19th that is) blues to 60s’ folk to an occasional contemporary fingerstyle composition, Mike brings to the music a high level of musicianship appreciated at any venue.

Now performing in clubs, colleges and coffeehouses in Northern Colorado.