Advanced Blues In Six Weeks Is The Next Step From The Already Classic Electric Blues In Six Weeks .
Week five includes lessons on major and minor pentatonic motifs, note placements, major pentatonics for soloing, using the open high E string, using the E diminished chord and dominant arpeggios. Advanced blues in six weeks is the next step from the already classic 'Electric Blues In Six Weeks'. This series goes deep into the possibilities of blues soloing, analysing the true diversity between between some of the best blues guitar players who have explored the genre. From the string bending and jazz concepts of BB King to the amazing fast blues rock runs of Joe Bonamassa. Concepts such as diminished scale usage made popular by Robben Ford are demonstrated and taught for practical application.
Week four includes Joe Bonamassa style blues guitar techniques including phrasing and timing, accents and sliding between positions, using the 9th and hybrid picking. Also includes a blues jam track. Advanced blues in six weeks is the next step from the already classic 'Electric Blues In Six Weeks'. This series goes deep into the possibilities of blues soloing, analyzing the true diversity between between some of the best blues guitar players who have explored the genre. From the string bending and jazz concepts of BB King to the amazing fast blues rock runs of Joe Bonamassa. Concepts such as diminished scale usage made popular by Robben Ford are demonstrated and taught for practical application.
In week 3 we look at Robben Ford again but this time in a much more traditional blues style. Using a blues shuffle backing track in E we look at open position licks, odd grouping phrases, open string motifs as well as connecting positions within a lick. Robben's signature string bending approach using fingers to pop out notes is discussed once again extending the boundaries of blues soloing.
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.
Beginning to build a repertoire of songs that you can play comfortably is the first important step in getting started in the Country Blues. But once you've got that repertoire-building process started, it can be enormously helpful to become acquainted with the Blues in a more general, less song-specific way, learning the various stylistic pathways that enable experienced blues players who have never met or played together before to sit down and make music together. When you see that happen, it seems like magic, but it's really just a matter of their knowing and understanding the language of the blues.
The city of St. Louis played host, in the 1920s and 1930s, to one of the most distinctive and vital blues scenes ever documented on record. Like Memphis and Atlanta, St. Louis served as a sort of magnet, attracting musicians from the surrounding hinterlands and providing performance opportunities that were not available out in the country. Many of the St. Louis musicians were transplanted Mississippians, like Charley Jordan, while others, like Clifford Gibson and Teddy Darby, originally hailed from Kentucky. The various early influences that the music of these players displayed ended up coalescing into something that might be called the “St. Louis sound”.
The Real…Blues is a collection of 50 blues classics across 3CDs, housed in a fold out card digipack case.