This is an essential guide for playing fingerstyle blues in open tunings, with and without a bottleneck slide. Acoustic Guitar magazine contributing writer Pete Madsen shares the secrets behind the styles of 12 great guitarists, both pre-war and post-war. Borrow from these masters to add authenticity to your own music. Guitarists featured include: Charley Patton, Elizabeth Cotten, Memphis Minnie, Son House, Skip James, Tampa Red, Booker White, Robert Johnson, R.L. Burnside, Jimmy Page, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Video downloads to accompany each of the lessons and musical examples are available online at no additional cost.