This guitar lesson features great songs taken from the gospel/blues tradition. The arrangements utilize steady-bass fingerpicking, blues licks, bass runs, turnarounds and complete solos within a repertoire of 'sanctified songs'.
'Paul and Silas (All Night Long' is a spiritual in E with rich chord changed and a bluesy beat. 'Twelve Gates To The City', played in A, is a study in variations improvised on the main theme. On the well-known gospel song 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee', in the key of C, Happy teaches how to play the melody both in the bass notes and up on the high frets. Finally, the elegant shape-note hymn 'Bright Morning Stars' provides a complete fingerstyle arrangement in dropped D tuning.