Here’s the ultimate course in Jorma Kaukonen’s unique and influential blues and country guitar finguerpicking style. These lessons are filled with wisdom, advice and invaluable skills for pickers at all levels.
You’ll learn five traditional and original songs, each one becoming a springboard for important musical information that will be applicable to any songs you want to play. An experienced and inspiring instructor, Jorma teaches at a leisurely pace, taking care to point out all the possible variations that will enable you to make each song your own.
JOrma reviews the chord positions needed for each song, slowing them down phrase-by-phrase so that even relative beginners will be able to play the piece with some practice. He discusses his alternate bass thumb work and adds runs, bens, double-stops, bass walk-ups, blues licks, turnarounds, endings and ornamental notes to enhance your fingerpicking and blues arrangements.
Each song features a dynamic live performance by Jorma and Barry Mitterhoff.
Jorma Kaukonen started out as an acoustic fingerpicker before becoming a rock legend as lead guitarist for the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. (He and the Airplane were included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995). Jorma has released more than two-dozens albums, both solo and in various groups. In recent years, he has been pursuing the acoustic blues and country fingerpicking styles that he has always loved best. A lifelong interest in teaching has resulted in several Homespun instructional videos.