The Country Blues guitar duet tradition is rich and varied, but it has been relatively unexplored by present day blues players. This is a shame for a couple of reasons – there are a lot of great duets that merit being worked out and played for today's audiences, preserving the music, but there's also just the sheer enjoyment and fun involved in playing this music with a kindred spirit, someone who hears and responds to this music as you do yourself.
In Legendary Country Blues Duets, Frank and John have selected some of the really prime guitar duets in the Country Blues tradition to teach you. The songs they've chosen for the lesson have been picked to provide you with a variety of different duet approaches, sounds and techniques. In several instances, the two guitar parts are played out of different tunings or positions. In the course of the lesson, you'll work through and learn Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie's Pile Drivin' Blues, Walter Beasley and Sylvester Weaver's Toad Frog Blues, Will Batts and Dan Sane's Country Woman, Yank Rachell and Dan Smith's Squeaky Work Bench Blues and Frank Stokes and Dan Sane's What's The Matter Blues.
For each one of the songs in the lesson, John and Frank take turns teaching their parts, which are then shown in slowed-down split-screen versions of each duet part followed by the two guitars together. TAB and standard notation of the guitar parts and the song lyrics are included as a PDF file on the DVD, as are the original recordings of the songs. You can choose to learn one or the other of the parts, or learn both parts and teach one to a friend. There is a richness in shared musical performance that is yours for the taking here. Learn Legendary Country Blues Duets and find out just how rewarding playing Country Blues with another guitarist can be.