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Fingerpicking Blues Guitar in the Key of A

By Stefan Grossman

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Guitar: Fingerpicking - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Stefan Grossman. Boxed. Blues. DVD. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.GW1028).

Item Number: MB.GW1028

5.25 x 7.5 inches.

The key of A can be very down home and tough. It can be rough and tumble. It can be driving and it can be lyrical. In this lesson I explore playing ideas, licks and techniques from a host of legendary bluesmen: Son House, Lightnin' Hopkins, Blind Boy Fuller, Rev. Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson. Playing styles from the delta of Mississippi to the streets of Durham, North Carolina to the juke joints of Dallas, Texas.We also take a trip playing a blues in A minor. First we set up a fingerstyle melody and then we play off this with improvised lead lines. All in all, a deep exploration of fingerstyle blues guitar in the key of A. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. Titles include: Blues For Son, Blues For Lightnin', Blues For the Carolinas, Big Bill Blues in A, Monday Morning Blues, Hop Scotch Blues and Hitting the Road With Jack.

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