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.”
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.