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Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

By Woody Mann

Guitar (fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by Woody Mann. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Grossman Audio. Blues. Book/3-CD Set. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.98508BCD).

Item Number: MB.98508BCD

ISBN 9780786650255. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Big Bill Broonzy's recording career spanned from 1927 until his death in 1958. His repertoire was well recorded, from solos and duets to ensemble playing. He was rediscovered just as the "folk-revival" began in the early 1950's. Broonzy was a master of ragtime and country blues guitar whose playing was highlighted by a strong pulsating bass and melodic lead lines. In this comprehensive new audio lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of this legendary musician who has influenced generations of guitarists. The CDs contain three full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Selections include: House Rent Stomp; Brownskin Shuffle; Moppin' Blues; Hey, Hey; Worryin' You Off My Mind; Stove Pipe Stomp; and Saturday Night Rub. Written in standard notation and tablature. Inlcudes 3 CD's.

  • Brownskin Shuffle 
  • House Rent Stomp 
  • Worryin' You Off My Mind 
  • Stove Pipe Stomp 
  • Hey, Hey 
  • Moppin' Blues 
  • Saturday Night Rub 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Eric M
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  • January 26, 2004 Will kick your playing to the next level

    Got to disagree strongly with the other reviewer. I love Broonzy's "ragtime blues" style. As I'm making the leap from a strummer to a picker, this book is a great resource. It was too hard when I first got it, but now I'm starting to amaze my...

    friends ("how'd you do that?"). I appreciate the clear descriptions, and helpful discussion of picking styles, phrasing and technique. The tab and initial slow repetition helps you get the basic songs down, and then the discussion leads you into a more free performing style which oddly has you thinking less about technique and more about feeling and movement. The tab alone is very simple - the real value is in the insightful spoken lessons that take you along the way.

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  • November 07, 2001 poor, very poor

    poor, very poor.

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