About Tom Feldmann’s Online Guitar Lessons

“You’re not just learning songs.  You’re learning to play the guitar.”

Thank you for checking out my online lesson site.  My approach to teaching the guitar is rooted in the years I spent teaching myself to play from the recordings of the legendary bluesmen of the 1920’s-1930’s.  It began by learning individual songs, but quickly I realized that I wasn’t just learning the songs, I was learning how to play the guitar.  Chord progressions, scales, licks, theory, are all found within the songs themselves.  The skills mined from any one of the songs on this site can be applied to any key, anywhere up and down the neck.  In my experience Country blues is one of the greatest musical examples of “fretboard freedom.”

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About Tom Feldmann


“His are some of the best picked blues I’ve heard, and I’ve heard lots!” – Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)

“No question, Tom Feldmann is a jewel of American guitarmanship.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Tom Feldmann is a master of his craft – whether old country blues and gospel tunes or original compositions. He has it all. Great and soulful guitar technique combined with a powerful voice. His music carries on the tradition and shines bright.” – Stefan Grossman

Minnesota native Tom Feldmann taught himself to play guitar at the age of 17, spending untold hours dissecting original recordings by everyone from Charley Patton to Skip James, Bukka White to – yes, of course – Robert Johnson.  His mastery in that field has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines, as well as opening shows for David Bromberg, David Lindley, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, and Roy Book Binder.

Feldmann has released 12 studio albums and his latest release is Dyed In The Wool.

Recent features on Tom Feldmann:
– Vintage Guitar Magazine, Pages 24 and 114
– Countryblues.com



layitonyou1999 – Lay It On You

2011 – Guitar of Blind Willie Johnson

drunkmansdream2001 – Drunk Man’s Dream

2011 – Gospel Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt

2001 – Cedar Falls Sessions

832 Amray Cover2011 – Bottleneck Gospel Guitar

livelastnight2002 – Live…Last Night

2012 – Bottleneck Slide Guitar for Beginners

driventomyknees2005 – Driven To My Knees

842-3 Amray Cover2012 – Guitar of Son House

Side Show Revival_CDcover2007 – Side Show Revival

2012 – Guitar of Bukka White

Pedal Steel Heaven_CDcover2007 – Pedal Steel Heaven

2012 – Guitar of Fred McDowell

Tin Roof Sky_CDcover2008 – Tin Rooy Sky

837-8 Amray Cover2012 – Masters of Bottleneck Blues Guitar

tribute2010 – Tribute (Gospel Sides of..)

2013 – Guitar of Charlie Patton

lone_wolf_blues_cover2012 – Lone Wolf Blues

2013 – Delta Blues Guitar from Dockery Plantation

cover_smallformat_hires2014 – Delta Blues & Spirituals

2014 – Guitar of Robert Johnson

2017 – Dyed In The Wool

Roots of Robert Johnson2014 – Roots of Robert Johnson

2014 – Guitar of Skip James

Hill Country2015 – Mississippi Hill Country Blues Guitar

2015 – Guitar of Frank Stokes