Bottleneck Blues Guitar
Guitar (Slide/Bottleneck) - Intermediate
Composed by Stefan Grossman. Boxed, Methods. Grossman Guitar Workshop. All Styles. 2-DVD Set. Duration 236 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW902SDVD).
Item Number: MB.GW902SDVD
5.25 x 7.5 inches.
This double DVD, of almost four hours of music and instruction is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Jesse Fuller, Furry Lewis and Bukka White. The first DVD focuses on playing in Open G tuning (Spanish). The second DVD presents the Open D tuning (Vestapol). Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide and guitar to use.
Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Each DVD also features bonus audio tracks of the original 1920s and 1930s recordings of the original artists playing the songs. This lesson is for the intermediate student. Tunes taught include: OPEN G TUNING: My Black Mama, Banty Rooster, Dry Spell Blues, High Sheriff Blues, County Farm Blues, Someday Baby Blues, Roll & Tumble Blues, Kokomo Blues OPEN D TUNING: Wake Up Mama, John Henry, You Got To Move, Tell Me Baby, Spoonful, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, God Moves On The Water, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning, Roll and Tumble Blues, Guitar Rag.