Rory Block Teaches The Guitar Of Robert Johnson

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Publisher: Homespun
Artist: Robert Johnson
Author: Rory Block
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta Blues artist of all time! Robert Johnson's unearthly singing and intricate slide guitar have inspiored countless musicians since his untimely death in 1938. On this jam-packed DVD lesson, award winning guitarist Rory Block demystifys the licks, runs, strums, bass lines, tunrarounds and other vital elements that combine to create the unique Robert Johnson sound.

Though this DVD will give you the versatility to play any of Johnson's songs you will learn detailed renditions of If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day, Terraplane Blues and Preaching Blues.

Suitable for early intermediate level this tutorial contains music and tab in an accompanying booklet.

ISBN: 9781932964974
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 29 April 2005
Length: 113
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00641810

          Musicroom Reviews

          Rory adds her own style and energy to the Robert Johnson catalogue. This DVD is more 'in the style of' than exact RJ parts but if you are creative you will really enjoy the techniques she shares with us. She dissects RJ's cross-rhythms and key slide parts, concentrating on a couple of his songs in open 'g' and open 'd' rather than his classics in standard tuning. The DVD assumes a good level of guitar competence - I would rate it as intermediate. Rory has been playing some of the 'simple' rhythm licks that she shows us in this DVD for over 30 years - expect it to take a while to get them wired yourself! The RJ Guitar Signature Licks DVD by Scott Ainslie is more accessible for those looking for four or five RJ songs to play in the pub - and I would give it 5 stars (don't be put off by the fact he uses a National Style-O and finger picks in the DVD) - I have both DVDs and have drawn much understanding about the depth of RJs technique from each.
          Anonymous - (Tywyn, United Kingdom)

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