The DVD offers six songs performed and taught by a master of the acoustic style. In a special lesson section, key aspects and techniques required for each arrangement are presented. The viewer can select from multiple camera angles, including the full performance or just the left or right hand in close-up. In addition, an artist more…biography and discography plus several bonus song performances are included in each DVD. Kenny Sultan is one of the most highly respected blues guitarists and blues guitar educators in the country. Kenny's great solo blues arrangements serve as a virtual encyclopedia of vital blues licks and patterns. These songs are firmly rooted in the classic blues forms and are a great springboard for developing a strong blues repertoire.
If you want to learn to play Blues Guitar, look no further –You have found the ultimate course with EASY BLUES GUITAR DVD! Expert guitar instructor Mark John Sternal starts you out with simple power chords, riffs, tricks and techniques that form the backbone of Blues Guitar. Each lesson is introduced with thorough and descriptive instructions, followed by a slowed-down practice section which will insure that anyone, at any level, can play each exercise. These exercises are later combined to form complete Blues Songs. Each Blues Song and Blues Guitar Solo is presented at a slow, medium and fast tempo, allowing you to play along and build up your Blues Guitar Chops!
Over 140 authentic riffs and licks as played by bluesmasters such as Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more! Each is presented in two-measure chunks, organized by where they fall within a standard 12-bar blues progression.
Texas blues guitar legend Smokin' Joe Kubek and acclaimed author and music historian Dave Rubin have teamed up to create this one-of-a-kind DVD/book bundle, featuring a high-definition DVD with Smokin' Joe himself demonstrating loads of electric blues licks, riffs, concepts, and techniques straight from his extensive arsenal. The companion book, co-written with Dave Rubin, provides standard notation and tablature for every smokin' example on the DVD, as well as bonus instructional material, and much more!
Keb' Mo's lesson is aimed at players who want to get comfortable with the basics of traditional country blues and then go on to more contemporary blues-based tunes. Working in the key of E, Keb' shows how turnarounds and harmonized scale passages can be the basis for developing fluid phrases in a Robert Johnson style blues tune. He teaches his original tunes Perpetual Blues Machine and Angelina, both in A and employing a rhythmic alternating bass style. Keb' Mo includes some jazz-oriented chords (F7b5, G13 and E11) that add spice and interest to the songs.
This DVD lesson has been designed to help beginner and intermediate students of fingerpicking country blues guitar improve their playing skills and increase their repertoires using an alternating bass technique. Stefan Grossman illustrates and explains in detail ten fingerstyle arrangements in the keys of C, D, E, A, G and F. These popular blues and ragtime songs come from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb and Elizabeth Cotten. Each tune is discussed and taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split screen so that you can clearly see what each hand is doing. A detailed 44 page tab/music booklet is included with this lesson. Tunes include: My Creole Belle, Louis Collins, Oh Babe Ain't No Lie, All My Friends Are Gone, See See Rider, Sugarbabe, Monday Morning Blues, Candyman, Sister Kate and The F Rag.
Week 2 includes ideas that are a step away from traditional blues. An A minor backing track using some jazz chord changes is used to demonstrate the use of jazz licks within the blues. Robben Ford style ideas using altered, chromatic and lydian b7 scales are looked at and many exciting licks are drawn from these scales. Phrasing and dynamics are a major part of this DVD providing some new and exciting vocabulary for any one new to this style.
True diversity between some of the best blues guitar players who have explored the genre. From the string bending and jazz concepts of BB King to the amazing fast blues rock runs of Joe Bonamassa. Concepts such as diminished scale usage made popular by Robben Ford are demonstrated and taught for practical application. Artists such as Larry Carlton also bring a jazz flavor to the blues and popular ideas such as playing off of the "five chord" are discussed and utilized. For anyone trying to take their playing to the next level, Advanced blues in six week will give you plenty of new ideas, licks and inspiration to help you take a further step into better understanding and playing of blues guitar.
Memphis has long been a landing place for musicians from the surrounding rural areas in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and in the 1920s and 1930s, it was a wide open town with plenty of opportunities for musicians to perform their music and make a living. As a result of Memphis’ hub status, it developed a strong blues scene in the 1920s and 1930s, with a host of outstanding singers and players. Many of these musicians had successful careers as recording artists, but a surprisingly large number of similarly gifted musicians went unrecorded or only got the opportunity to record a few titles. This DVD lesson offers instruction in the music of many of the finest guitarists to record out of Memphis in the 1920s and 1930s.