Easy Steps To Acoustic Blues Guitar: 2 - Essentials Of Fingerstyle Blues

DVDs / Videos | Guitar

Publisher: Homespun
Author: Happy Traum
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
The second in Happy Traum's tutorial series for the novice guitarist introduces you to the world of fingerstyle blues guitar. Building upon the basics established in the first DVD (Catalogue No. HL00641834), Traum's lessons will give you the skills to create bass pulses with your thumb whilst picking out the tunes and syncopations on the upper strings. The result is a rich, self-accompanying sound full of groove and swing!
Traum's Easy Steps method reduces these key techniques into smaller modules that can be digested quickly and easily. Through carefully constructed exercises these techniques become gradually more complex and advanced, allowing your playing to grow at your own pace.
You will learn how to break up your chords, as well as the funky 'Lightnin' Hopkins Lick'. There are shuffle and boogie-woogie basslines, solo riffs, scales and chord progressions, all just waiting to be absorbed into your playing to develop your own unique country-blues sound.
ISBN: 9781597730228
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 20 May 2005
No of pages: 90
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00641835

          Musicroom Reviews

          This is a really helpful DVD. I could play chords and manage a few fingerpicking patterns but wanted to be able to play some bluesy fingerstyle. After a few months (with this DVD and the earlier DVD1), I have progressed more than with anything else I've tried. I'm not brilliant but can now play a few quite interesting bluesy pieces that I think make me sound much better than my ability level!
          Anonymous - (Stockport, United Kingdom)