Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques (2-DVD Set). By Norman Blake. For Guitar. Instructional/Guitar/DVD. Bluegrass. DVD. Homespun #DVDBLAGT23. Published by Homespun (HL.641613).
ISBN 1932537112. bluegrass. 5.25x7.5 inches.
In his illustrious career, Norman Blake has toured and/or recorded with June Carter, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, John Hartford, Joan Baez, Tony Rice, Bob Dylan and numerous others.
DVD One – Songs, Instrumentals and Styles: Legendary guitarist Norman Blake teaches flatpicking fundamentals and a variety of bluegrass and old-time country guitar techniques. He explores arrangements for six favorite songs and instrumentals from his repertoire, discussing back-up technique, use of the capo, special tuning and lots more. Songs: Whiskey Before Breakfast • Gray Coat Soldiers • Prettiest Little Girl in the County • The Wreck of the Old '97 • and more. Features Nancy Blake on second guitar. 90-MIN DVD • INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB • EARLY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
DVD Two – Ten Stellar Songs and Instrumentals: His impeccable taste and sure touch have inspired countless folk, bluegrass and country players. On this fascinating video, Norman demonstrates musical ideas, playing techniques and ten traditional and original songs and instrumentals taken from his vast repertoire: Coming Down from Rising Fawn • Caperton Ferry • Uncle Joe (Miss McLeod's Reel) • Old Virginia Reel • Coleman's March • New Century Hornpipe • Jimmy in the Swamp • Church Street Blues • Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents • and Hobo's Last Ride. 90-MIN. DVD • INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB • INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.