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What's up, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks, teaching you "Dust My Broom" as made famous by ZZ Top. This is a blues classic by Robert Johnson covered by a rock band with an authentic attitude. This is old school 12 bar Delta blues with electric guitars.

This song features 2 guitar layers. Both guitars are tuned to open D tuning. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar with a distorted, grinding tone, laying down some boogie diad riffing through the 12 bar progression. Guitar 2 is the lead slide guitar featuring a cleaner tone that stands out in the mix.

The song is based on a simple 12 bar blues chord progression, alternating between lead guitar sections and verses.

To play this tune using only one guitar, play Guitar 1, switching to Guitar 2 for the solos.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about a 12 bar blues progression, blues shuffle feel, open D tuning, and bluesy slide approaches. We are in the key of D major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 95 BPM.