Guitar of Blind Blake by Woody Mann. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Boxed, Licks and Phrases. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Blues. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 94 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW801DVD).
Blind Blake was the premier ragtime blues guitarist of the 1920s. He expanded the alternating bass style to encompass the contemporary dance trends and more complex blues ideas introduced by the jazz bands of New Orleans and Chicago. His technique featured unique right-hand thumb rolls that evoked the feel of the Charleston dance step. In this DVD lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of a legendary musician who has influenced generations of country blues guitarists. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.