Dave Van Ronk: Folk, Blues & Ragtime by Dave Van Ronk. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Boxed, Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. All Styles. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW915DVD).
Dave Van Ronk's FOLK, BLUES & RAGTIME, spans a wide variety of exciting and powerful music. The blues of Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell; the old fashion picking of Rev. Gary Davis; the ragtime bounce of Blind Blake; the sophisticated blues of Brownie McGhee; the country blues of Jim Jackson; a children's ring song and a Van Ronk original, all receive the unique Dave Van Ronk treatment. Each arrangement is discussed and explained in detail. This is a complete lesson for the intermediate guitarist that clearly illustrates how traditional music can be placed in a fingerstyle setting. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.