Learn advanced techniques for playing blues on the lap steel guitar.
Covering territory from deep-blues "Delta notes" to sweet New Orleans blues, Bob Brozman returns in this second DVD to take lap blues playing to the next level. He explores classic blues from its stripped-down versions to its more challenging techniques, providing fantastic practice exercises for advancing guitarists.
Level 3: Early Intermediate—You have been playing a while and can play some songs and/or instrumentals without too much difficulty. Now you want to move into specific styles, develop your repertoire and increase your technique. The instructor still covers the material in detail, but there are more challenges.
Bob Brozman takes lap blues playing to the next level, going deeper, harder, and more intensely into the slide styles and techniques that make this such a powerful and compelling genre.
Starting off in G tuning (you'll also learn open C and D minor), Bob concentrates on the deep blues "Delta notes." He runs through "sharpening" exercises using bar hammer-ons combined with open strings and alternate pick strokes; drills designed to help you get your rhythm together; and practice jumps and slides to allow you to play faster without sacrificing tone.
Bob explores the blues classic Rolling and Tumbling, starting with a stripped down version and then taking it to increasingly more challenging levels. You'll learn numerous turnarounds and get plenty of play-along examples for great practice sessions.
More advanced moves follow as you learn how to maintain a steady bass groove while keeping country/swing blues rhythm and melody going. You'll employ two-hand damping to get staccato chords to contrast with melody notes, harmonics, sweep picking, raking and other special effects.
From low-down Delta to sweet New Orleans blues, this course will have you playing it all!