The guitar styles and techniques of Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy and Rev. Gary Davis combine blues and ragtime techniques into a style that can best be described as raggin' the blues. This exciting and challenging approach to fingerstyle playing combines complex right hand picking with intricate left hand fingerings, single string runs and rhythmic licks. In this lesson, Stefan Grossman illustrates and explains seven famous ragtime blues instrumentals.
The state of Texas has had a major presence in the Blues, from the earliest days of the recording era right on up to the present day. So many tremendous Blues musicians have hailed from Texas, i.e. Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Freddy King. This DVD focuses on the Country Blues guitarists who first defined the Texas Blues sound and who put Texas on the map as a prime location in Blues Country.
The blues has always been spiced with suggestive metaphors. This collection of bawdy blues songs celebrates the off-color blues repertoire. Fred shows you how to accompany yourself singing the songs, and how to fingerpick an instrumental version of each one. His easy-going instructional style, his tips on playing the arrangements, and his slowed-down, split-screen performances of each tune make learning easy. All the arrangements are written out in tab and music as well.
Grammy winning guitarist and acclaimed author Mark Hanson teaches you how to play great fingerpicking blues guitar instrumentals on this DVD. Included are Mark's fun arrangements of Every Night When the Sun Goes Down, Stick With Me Baby, and his extended bluesy guitar solo of the classic Amazing Grace. Also included are Mark's sprightly ragtime composition 'Riff Raff' and a thorough explanation of developing fingerstyle solo techniques through multi-voiced back-up shuffle patterns. As an added bonus, Mark is shown performing his highly regarded arrangement of Water Is Wide. Contains complete music notation and tablature for all the five tunes. Includes individual lesson segments and multiple camera angles and close-ups all to help your learning!
Learn to play blues-style guitar with Teach Me Blues Guitar from Voyetra. This simple method uses video clips, animation, and voice-overs to make learning fast, fun, and easy. Play classic blues riffs, solos, and songs in no time. The self-paced course lets you begin with concepts and basic theory or skip right to the lessons. A video overview introduces you to each phase of the course. Each level focuses on particular chords and techniques, which are described by your instructor, written in text passages, and demonstrated by video clips. You don't have to read music to play guitar. Clear and simple illustrations, diagrams, and charts show you exactly where to place your fingers.
eMedia Blues Guitar Legends. Teaches 10 monumental blues songs by artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Includes original artist recordings synched to an animated fretboard. Learn through complete, note-for-note transcriptions with standard notation or tablature, plus multi-speed MIDI audio tracks. Built-in accessories include an automatic tuner, metronome and recorder. Includes a guitar pick!