How about one of the genre 'Blues' for this weekend? Today with the legendary guitarist Robert Johnson, 'blues daddy'.
During the last quarter of the 20th century, and thanks largely to Eric Clapton's remarkable devotion to his memory, Robert Leroy Johnson posthumously became the most celebrated Delta blues musician of the pre-WWII era. Among numerous editions of his complete works and various anthologies that combine his recordings with those of his contemporaries and followers, J.S.P.'s The Road to Robert Johnson and Beyond combines many of his essential performances with those by dozens of other blues artists from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Henry Thomas to Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
Learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time! Robert Johnson's unearthly singing and intricate Mississippi Delta style slide guitar have inspired innumerable players in the decades since his untimely death in 1938. On this exciting, jam-packed DVD lesson, the award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks, runs, strums, bass lines, turnarounds and other important guitar elements that combine to make up the unique Robert Johnson sound.
The original blues guitar hero who, according to musical folklore, sold his soul at a desolate crossroads in return for musical virtuosity, Robert Johnson unwittingly inspired a guitar revolution. In the hands of Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Peter Green and others, the songs of the legendary bluesman became the very basis of British blues sound, and the roots of modern rock as we know it.
In this unique DVD, Scott Ainslie presents a lesson devoted to Johnson's work, teaching you seven of his greatest songs. Ainslie delivers a concise and accessible demonstration of the techniques Johnson used to create his remarkable guitar parts, including tunings, slide techniques and the distinctive characteristic fingerpicking of the country blues. Get to grips with the achingly melancholy Drunken Hearted Man, the upbeat shuffle of Walkin' Blues, as well as the original arrangement of the now much-loved standard Sweet Home Chicago.