The Guitar of Blind Boy Fuller

Taught by Ari Eisinger

¥Blind Boy Fuller recorded his unique brand of country blues from 1935 through 1940. His playing is chock-full of both wit and soulfulness. His guitar arrangements are strikingly original and make perfect use of the unique sound of the National steel guitar which he used on most of his recordings. He is best known for his classic "Truckin' My Blues Away" which has been perfomed and recorded by generations of blues and rock guitarists. In this video, Ari Eijinger who mastered the prewar blues and ragtime guitar styles perfectly investigates a fully-detailed presentation of Blind Boy Fuller's intricate guitar work on six of his best recordings. You can learn a variety of techniques like alternating bass, single string run and so on and arrangements by combining them.

*VHS / Color/ Japanese subtitles / with tab/music of all tunes / 88-min

Titles include: Meat Shakin' Woman, Untrue Blues, Jivin' Woman Blues, Pistol Slapper Blues, Truckin' My Blues Away, Funny Feeling Blues

< TAB-00052 > price with tax 5,460 yen (price without tax 5,200 yen)

The Guitar of Blind Lemon Jefferson

Taught by Ari Eisinger

¥Considering that he was the most popular male blues recording artist of the 1920s, we know surprisingly little about Blind Lemon Jefferson. He recorded over 100 sides for the Paramount label from 1926 to 1929 and died in mysterious circumstances in Chicago in December of 1929. He inspired a generation of bluesmen but had few imitators due to the complexity of his guitar playing and the distinctiveness of his high clear voice. Tom Shaw, a bluesman and friend of Lemon from the 1920s said this about his playing: "Lemon was strictly a bluesman... And he was the kinda bluesman you didn't have every day on the street. He was the king. Wherever he pull his guitar out, he was the king there. Wasn't no use for anybody else to come up talkin' about playin' against him, 'cause they couldn't even do what he was doin' - all they could do was look and wonder how in the hell he done it."

¥In this lesson Ari Eisinger explains the secrets to Lemon's playing technique and style. He teaches five of Blind Lemon's most popular and intriguing arrangements phrase by phrase and note by note.

*VHS / Color/ Japanese subtitles / with tab/music of all tunes / 95-min

Titles include: 1. Match Box Blues, 2. Black Horse Blues, 3. Yo Yo Blues, 4. Bad Luck Blues, 5. One Dime Blues, 6. Rabbit Foot Blues (bonus performance w/tab-music)

< TAB-00068 > price with tax 5,460 yen (price without tax 5,200 yen)

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