Learn foundational beginner blues slide guitar licks. The vocal-like, expressive qualities of slide guitar is why so many blues masters have dedicated the time to learn the technique and build a vocabulary of tasty slide licks to spice their music with.
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!
Thirty-five years have now come and gone since the 'rediscoveries' of the blues revival startled us with their corporeal presence. IT seems little short of miraculous that so many of the greatest pre-War bluesman were found ready, willing, and able to recreate the passion of their youth's music for a moving Last Hurrah. Now they are, to a man, gone, making the window which briefly shown into their world all the more precious. That these men were filmed in performance is fortuitous for us today; they need no longer be disembodied voices.
As a genre, blues music was developed at the beginning of the twentieth century by rural black musicians. They shaped it with brilliant inspiration from disparate elements of black song. By the early 1920's, recorded urban performers solidified the standard three-verse, 12 bar meter structure that has identified most blues. Fortunately, during that same period , there were recorded musicians who grew up with the blues and whose guitar-styles were more fluid and improvisational.
Throughout the more than 90 minutes of one-on-one lessons with instructor and guitarist John McCarthy you'll develop a solid understanding of general guitar basics, a foundation for playing blues guitar and an historical perspective of the blues. The program features essential blues chords and scales, the BB Box, and lead techniques like string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs and other techniques used by greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. There are complete blues rhythms including the 12 bar blues and much more!
The House of Blues and producers of The Rock House Method join together to bring you this unique and comprehensive Blues Guitar Course! With this course designed by world renowned instructor/guitarist John McCarthy you will develop a solid foundation for playing Blues guitar by learning essential blues chords and scales, the BB Box, lead techniques used by greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy and B.B. King, string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs and complete blues rhythms including the 12 bar blues. The second part of the course encourages you to cultivate your own style by emphasizing the techniques and components needed to develop creativity. You'll learn full form blues chords and scales, triplet lead patterns, the shuffle feel and swing effect, challenging blues riffs and turnarounds and much more.
One of Europe's most talented guitar players. A former protege of Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Kenny Burrell, Enrico Crivellaro has developed a refined yet explosive Guitar style. He made a name for himself, internationally with his 2003 debut on the fine Canadian Electro-Fi label. This set was recorded in is hometown Padua in Italy. Backed by some stellar players, Enrico plays the blues, strictly the instrumental way. Enrico delivers a great set of high-energy guitar rockers, soulful moaners, and deep blues. This ones for you, the lovers of great guitar playing with soul and passion. Highly recommended.