Twelve solo acoustic blues masterpieces taught on-screen with exclusive up-close multi-camera option by the original artists.
There's no hiding behind a slow blues. That's the bad news. The good news is you don't need fancy fretwork, blazing technique, nuclear effect racks, or a giant Marshall wall to pull it off either. All you need is soul, a pair of good ears and a versatile vocabulary of slow blues lines and moves. You bring the former to the table and Anthony Stauffer will deliver the latter in this collection of 50 Slow Blues Licks You MUST Know.
Unlock the secrets of blues guitar! Ace session guitarist Mat Gurman teaches budding bluesmasters 50 terrific phrases, demonstrating licks for dominant and minor blues progressions, turnarounds, intro licks, ending licks, stop time licks and many more. He also shows players the classic techniques used in blues guitar, such as: bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, slurs, vibrato, muted string raking and more! Each lick is played in context, then demonstrated slowly with full explanations of every technique used. Includes an instructional booklet. 59 minutes.
These two DVDs are the perfect choice for you if you're an early-intermediate guitarist who wants to begin playing blues on your acoustic guitar. All you need to get started are the basic chords and Happy Traum will get you into the world of traditional blues guitar in no time. Before long, you'll be playing songs complete with intros, endings, turnarounds, licks and even improvised solos!
Woody Mann teaches the song forms and techniques of early American folk and blues guitar styles. Acclaimed blues performer and educator, he teaches five blues songs based on the playing of such originators as Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Scrapper Blackwell, and Tommy Johnson. Written for the near beginner to intermediate student, each song illustrates the techniques and approaches of these innovators in a clear and easy to understand arrangement of a classic theme in open G, open D, and standard tuning. He also teaches rhythmic fingerpicking, left-hand damping, brushing and percussive right-hand techniques and syncopating a melody. Songs include:Delta Blues For Patton, Jackson Moan, Blue Daze, Shuffle Blues In G, Bullfrog Groan, Technique And Variations.
Woody Mann teaches the sounds and techniques of the classic ragtime blues guitar style. Inspired by the early masters such as Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, and Blind Boy Fuller, Woody has written original tunes that break down the complexities of the music into clear and playable instruments. He illustrates syncopated picking techniques, chord embellishments, rhythmic bass lines, classic ragtime riffs and demonstrates how to attain the characteristic swinging sound of ragtime blues. Songs include: Midtown Fling, Late Morning Blues, Manhattan Rag, Country Buck, Mr. Blake's Dance, Technique And Variations
Woody Man teaches five repertoire building songs arranged for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist. Inspired by Woody's favorite traditional blues tunes, these easy to follow arrangements teach a variety of acoustic blues styles and sounds. Each song spotlights a specific technique for developing fingerpicking skills, rhythmic grooves and dynamics in your playing. Songs include:Along The Alley, Minnie's Spanish Blues, Feeling Bad Blues, New Old Devil, Rambling Blues.
Top educator Rich Maloof presents 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks covering a broad range of crucial acoustic techniques you MUST know! This DVD will guide you through some of the most essential and commonly used phrases and licks used by acoustic guitar players.