The Blues Master video tapes I, II, and III are now available on a single DVD. These three programs provide more than 3 1/2 hours of blues guitar technique by the master and a lot of great music with his entire band. This set makes a great gift! Special DVD features include a tuning segment, an interactive "Getting to Know Lucille" feature, additional video theory tips, a performance only option, and interactive motion menus.
Blues legend B.B. King offers a chance to master the guitar by studying his technique up close. For both beginners and adepts, he presents his thoughts, theories, and–most importantly–his style on such elements as bending, picking, phrasing, chords, scales, slides, and harmonics. Also includes performances of a few of his greatest hits.
Week 2 includes ideas that are a step away from traditional blues. An A minor backing track using some jazz chord changes is used to demonstrate the use of jazz licks within the blues. Robben Ford style ideas using altered, chromatic and lydian b7 scales are looked at and many exciting licks are drawn from these scales. Phrasing and dynamics are a major part of this DVD providing some new and exciting vocabulary for any one new to this style.
True diversity 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. Artists such as Larry Carlton also bring a jazz flavor to the blues and popular ideas such as playing off of the "five chord" are discussed and utilized. For anyone trying to take their playing to the next level, Advanced blues in six week will give you plenty of new ideas, licks and inspiration to help you take a further step into better understanding and playing of blues guitar.
Woody Mann teaches the song forms and techniques of early American folk and blues guitar styles. Acclaimed blues performer and educator, he teaches five blues songs based on the playing of such originators as Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Scrapper Blackwell, and Tommy Johnson.
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.
In the jam-packed How to Play Blues & Blues Rock DVD, Guitar World's esteemed associate editor Andy Aledort gives comprehensive instruction on how to play licks from blues rock greats like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many others.
Celebrated tutor Steve Trovato introduces you to the Guitar styles of Freddie, Albert and BB King! These three very special Blues stars share much more than just a surname - all were fundamental influences for the original gang of guitar heroes, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Their soloing styles have directly informed the very best of rock music since the 50s and 60s, and can still be heard in today's contemporary bands.
In this series of lessons we will explore various fingerstyle blues guitar styles and techniques. This first lesson focuses on the Key of C. We will delve in to the alternating as well as monotonic bass techniques; blues slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs and blues slurred notes. The playing techniques of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake are discussed. But more importantly the aim of this lesson is to give you a freedom to improvise playing a blues. The lesson finishes with Blues in C which brings together the many ideas and styles that have been taught. As a bonus feature, audio tracks are included featuring rare recordings of the songs and styles presented.