Learn the guitar and harmonica techniques necessary for that classic blues sound.
Legendary blues musician John Hammond distills forty years of experience in this remarkable exploration of his guitar, harmonica, and vocal techniques. In his tutorial, he sings, plays, and breaks down a variety of songs and instrumentals, sharing his blues wisdom with aspiring players.
John breaks down nearly a dozen songs from his vast repertoire, showing the scales, chord shapes, licks and turnarounds that define the country blues genre. As he shares his musical ideas and techniques, he discusses his musical mentors and recounts colorful anecdotes that illustrate his long career as a touring blues musician.
You'll learn innumerable ways to improve your own blues playing, including the use of the slide and how to integrate the harp into your songs. The whole lesson is enhanced by John's heartfelt performances of the songs he is teaching. 110 minutes.
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.