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.
Alligator has a justifiable reputation as one of the premier blues labels, and it draws on its recorded resources for this compilation. There's certainly no doubting the quality of the players and the music here, from Johnny Winter to the late Hound Dog Taylor, whose raw style sears the ears on Elmore James' "The Sun Is Shining." An older Corey Harris track reminds people that he's a remarkable acoustic slide player, and Sonny Landreth's "Taylor's Rock," from a Hound Dog Taylor tribute, features him playing no less than four parts, and still injecting …
Slide guitar blues is produced when a player uses some kind of tubular finger covering (usually made of metal or glass, like a bottleneck) to depress the strings of a guitar over the frets so that the strings are stretched and bent, producing a wavering tone. Traditionally slide guitar blues was played on resonator guitars, but a variety of acoustic and electric guitars have also been used. Blues slide guitar originated in the Mississippi Delta region where it was popularized by a number of blues players, including Robert Johnson. Electric slide guitar blues developed along with other electric blues styles with the migration of African-Americans north to Chicago in the 1940s.
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!
"Steel Guitar Blues" is the 3rd solo CD release of steel guitar music and 1st all-blues CD release from nationally recognized lap steel guitarist Sterling Koch (pronounced "Cook"). Sterling specializes in playing contemporary Chicago style blues on the lap steel guitar. He has recorded with legendary blues bassist Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter) and Grammy nominated drummer Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers).
Barre chords are vital if you want to move beyond the third fret, play solid rhythm in all keys and get a wide variety of sounds through chord inversions. This lesson teaches basic chord theory, transposing from one key to another and how to play chord progressions and songs that require barre chords.
Bass runs help provide a smooth and musically interesting transition as you change chords. They're especially useful in country, bluegrass and folk songs, often providing a harmony line to the sung melody. Learning to add bass runs to your chord progressions teaches you how to play the notes of the scale in several keys, and helps you develop good timing and single-note accuracy. This tape teaches you a variety of bass "walks" in several keys, from the most basic to more complex chromatic runs.