Blues riffs licks and songs have served as a great platform for many guitar players for many years, no matter how a technical a run or flurry of notes can be, placing a blues phrase or lick at the end always grounds the passage and brings the listener back to a familiar musical place. Regardless of whether you are using blues licks in a rock or metal genre or playing pure blues you can never have enough blues licks in your repertoire. This DVD offers 51 great usable licks in the shuffle rhythm. This style forces the player to deliver licks and phrases that offer taste and timing to the ear of the listener. By learning these licks you can build an arsenal of blues motifs that can be puled into other styles or simply played along with the included backing track. This DVD offers fun, education and above all great licks. Whatever your style there is something here for you.
Two classic Hooker LPs, all digitally re-mastered, 22 solid slabs of dark, leathery, brooding nostalgia. This is the electric blues at its very roots. If there’s still anyone out there reading this magazine who hasn’t at least one Hooker album in their collection, then you’re still a long way from qualifying as a blues aficionado. So this is a good place to start. This stripped-bare, one man and a growling electric guitar (on most tracks) music is the stuff those guys who fled the south for the auto production lines in the north used to listen to.
Learn blues soloing techniques with Neville Marten. This excellent DVD will get you improvising like the professionals. The blues greats don't think technically, so to teach blues in too technical a fashion tends to miss the point. This DVD will show how, by using and embellishing basic fingerboard patterns with string bending, finger vibrato and other essential skills, you can quickly start to become a more musical sounding blues player.
Welcome to the American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks course. These lessons are designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable in six weeks. Each week provides you with techniques, concepts and licks to help you play and understand blues soloing at a manageable easy to follow pace. The DVD series is presented by Steve Trovato who is best known as a world class country guitarist, but is equally proficient in a wide range of popular guitar styles. He has written a number of bestselling guitar tuition books, and maintains a full time position in the Guitar Department at the University of Southern California.
Biloxi Blues was the second of playwright Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy (number one was Brighton Beach Memoirs; number three, Broadway Bound). Matthew Broderick stars as Simon's alter ego Eugene Morris Jerome, who is drafted and shipped off to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in the waning days of World War II. Eugene is at the mercy of near-psychotic drill sergeant Toomey (Christopher Walken), who seems to have a personal vendetta against the poor schlemiel (Toomey also has all the film's best lines). While sweating out basic training, Eugene is indoctrinated into manhood by local prostitute Rowena (Park Overall). The film version of Biloxi Blues retains the wit and poignancy of the theatrical original–except towards the end, which pointlessly emphasizes a showdown between Eugene and Toomey.
This DVD features a technique that’s taking the rock guitar world by storm. The “Hybrid Picking” technique has been used in country music and blues for many years, and is now a tour de force in the rock guitar world, with players such as Michael Lee Firkins and Carl Verheyen bringing it to the forefront. This DVD includes 51 licks using Hybrid Picking for many ideas and phrases such as rapid fire pentatonic licks, ascending and defending runs, blues scale ideas and much more. The Hybrid Picking technique uses plectrum and finger or fingers to play fast and accurate licks that simply cannot be played the same with conventional nose picking techniques. This DVD will give you an excellent insight into developing this exciting technique, not forgetting to mention adding 51 killer licks to your repertoire.
Robben Ford has become one of the world's most recognized blues musicians. His trademark, tasty guitar style, is reinforced with incredible depth in jazz and rhythm and blues. Back to the Blues is a special two-part series exploring the finer points of contemporary blues guitar playing and features exciting live performances by Robben's powerful trio, The Blue Line, with Roscoe Beck on bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums.