¥The basic concepts of fingerpicking and the alternating bass are explained and illustrated in this 78-min video. "Shake That Thing", "Death Comes Creeping" and "Nobody's Dirty Business" are taught phrase by phrase, illustrating various fingerpicking techniques. A discussion of playing in defferent keys is included with examples in A, C, D, E, F and G with "Monday Morning Blues" and "Devil's Dream". The monotonic bass is presented with the folkblues "Charley James". Rare footage of Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb, Elizabeth Cotten and Lightnin' Hopkins is featured. This is for beginners and intermediate studens.
Titles include: Shake that thing, Death Comes Creeping, Nobody's Dirty Business, Monday Morning Blues, Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor, Stagolee, Avalon Blues and Charley James.
¥This 82 minute video is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques. Playing in Open G (Spanish) and Open D (Vestapol) tunings are explored. Left-hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide. Rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb and Bukka White is featured. This video lesson is for beginners and intermediate students.
Titles incled: Banty Rooster, One Kind Favor, Someday Baby Blues, Roll And Thumble Blues, Can't Be Satisfied, You Got To Move, Wake Up Mama, God Moves On The Water, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Whistlin' Blues.
¥In this 94 minute video a wide panorama of blues guitar styles and techniques are discussed and illustrated. Stefan completely analysises and explains Delta Blues of Charlie Patton, Son House, Skip James, Willy Brown and Tommy Johnson, syncopated ragtime blues of Blind Blake and Gary Davis, alternating bass of Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis and Elizabeth Cotten and monotonic bass of Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. Featured is rare footage of Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Rev.Gary Davis, Elizabeth Cotten and Lightnin' Hopkins.
Titles include: Come Back Baby, You Got The Pocket Book, I Got The Key,I'm Satisfied, Cocaine Blues, Police Dog Blues, If You Don't Want Me, Turn Your Money Green, Frankie, Future Blues, Special Rider, Old Country Rock, Big Road Blues, Canned Heat, Crow Jane, M&O Blues, Pony Blues and Mississippi Blues.
¥Country Blues Guitar is a fascinating and challenging study. This first lesson explores the Key of C in detail. The alternating bass is discussed as well as the syncopated rhythms of Blind Blake. Examples from the playing of Rev. Gary Davis, Frank Stokes, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Sam McGee and Elizabeth Cotten are explained and illustrated in this 63 minute video. You can see the move of both hands easily because of adopting split screen. Rare footage of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Furry Lewis, Jesse Fuller and Elizabeth Cotten is featured.
Titles include: Freight Train, It Won't Be Long, Buck Dancer's Choice, Candyman, Salty Dog BLues, Ragtime Mama Blues and Blake's Rag.
¥In this second video lesson Stefan explores playing in the Keys of G and A and how each can be used in folk, blues, and ragtime. Examples from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Willie Brown, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins and Rev. Gary Davis are explained and illustrated for 65 minute. Split screen is adopted. Very valuable footage of Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis and Lightnin' Hopkins is featured.
Titles include: Spike Driver's Blues, Shake Sugaree, Ragged And Dirty, Blues Licks In A, Wilie Mae, Spoonful and Robert Johnson Blues Licks in A.
¥In this third video lesson Stefan explores playing in the key of D and E and blues guitar style from the country to the city. Texas blues and the monotonic bass are illustrated. The alternating bass style is further exploredd. An in-depth study of the blues vibrato is explained. Examples are used from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lonnie Johnson and Frank Stokes. Split screen is adopted as well as the first and the second. Rare footage of Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Son House, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee is featured.
Titles include: Lightnin' Hopkins Blues Licks In E, Stagolee, Take A Whiff On Me, Tribute To Lonnie Johnson, Charley James and Avalon Blues.