In this double DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins teaches in detail nine of Rev. Gary Davis’s best known blues arrangements.
These songs have become well known through the playing of Bob Dylan (Baby, Let Me Lay It On You), Jackson Browne (Cocaine Blues), Hot Tuna (Hesitation Blues) John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Hot Tuna and a host of other musicians (Candyman).
Rev. Davis approached playing the blues in several different styles. Each had unique characteristics and ranged from what he called old fashion picking to complex playing that explored and extended the blues tradition on the fingerboard.
Each arrangement is broken down phrase by phrase and then played slowly on a split screen. You can easily follow the playing with the tab/music booklet.
As a bonus we have included various audio performances of Rev. Davis playing each song.