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!
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 …
"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.
The fingerpicking style is one of the most popular and engaging ways of playing the guitar. It's especially good for song accompaniment, and has long been favored by folk, blues and country pickers. This lesson demystifies the right-hand technique by breaking it down into patterns that can be learned quickly and easily. Once mastered, these patterns can spice up anyone's favorite songs.
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.