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.
If you’re a wilderness hiker, knowing how to make fire without matches is an essential survival skill. The 9 most popular methods include flints, rocks, magnifying glasses and rubbing sticks together. Our favorite method? Rub a chocolate bar on the bottom of a soda can to polish it into a sun-reflecting parabolic mirror.
Learn to play blues-style guitar with Teach Me Blues Guitar from Voyetra. This simple method uses video clips, animation, and voice-overs to make learning fast, fun, and easy. Play classic blues riffs, solos, and songs in no time. The self-paced course lets you begin with concepts and basic theory or skip right to the lessons. A video overview introduces you to each phase of the course. Each level focuses on particular chords and techniques, which are described by your instructor, written in text passages, and demonstrated by video clips. You don't have to read music to play guitar. Clear and simple illustrations, diagrams, and charts show you exactly where to place your fingers.
eMedia Blues Guitar Legends. Teaches 10 monumental blues songs by artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Includes original artist recordings synched to an animated fretboard. Learn through complete, note-for-note transcriptions with standard notation or tablature, plus multi-speed MIDI audio tracks. Built-in accessories include an automatic tuner, metronome and recorder. Includes a guitar pick!
This DVD presents rare and historical recordings from 1965-1970 of some of the greatest exponents of this blues technique. Black bottleneck guitar styles were probably initially inspired by lap-style Hawaiian slide guitar which enjoyed immense popularity shortly after its inception in the mid-1890s. By 1903, it was already in vogue in Mississippi (and probably elsewhere) according to testimony from W. C. Handy, Gus Cannon and others. Although particularly popular in Mississippi and Louisiana, bottleneck styles could be found the length and breadth of the rural South.
First up is Big Bill Broonzy pulling out all the stops for a smokey bistro set in '56 and '57, followed by a Roosevelt Sykes studio session from '61. Songs include The Honeydripper; Night Time Is the Right Time; Sweet Old Chicago; House Rent Stomp; Saturday Night Blues; Guitar Shuffle, and more.
These two DVDs are the perfect choice for you if you're an early-intermediate guitarist who wants to begin playing blues on your acoustic guitar. All you need to get started are the basic chords and Happy Traum will get you into the world of traditional blues guitar in no time. Before long, you'll be playing songs complete with intros, endings, turnarounds, licks and even improvised solos!