Takes you from beginner to advanced with over 60 lessons.
The Rock House Blues 3 DVD Mega Pack is a compilation of 3 excellent instructional videos for guitar from Blues Master John McCarthy. The 3 DVDs are each 60 minutes in length and will take you from beginner to advanced. Purchased separately, these discs would cost much more.
Beginner DVD 1
Blues are the foundation of virtually every major American music form born in the 20th century. In this comprehensive instructional program designed by renowned guitarist John McCarthy, you will develop an understanding of guitar basics and a solid foundation for playing the blues. Learn essential blues chords, scales, lead techniques like string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and other skills made famous by countless blues legends. There are complete blues rhythms like the 12-bar blues, 2-string rhythms, the shuffle feel, and more. You will apply what you learn over the full band backing tracks that give you the feel of playing in your own band.
Intermediate DVD 2
Building on the techniques learned in the beginner DVD, in this Intermediate tutorial John will show you vital blues skills like vibrato, slides, string skipping, dead strums and more. John's lessons cover how to play full blues scales with tri-tones, the B.B. Box and how to construct a 12-bar blues progression. He challenges you to learn complete blues solos, riffs and syncopated rhythm progressions. The full band backing tracks let you feel the excitement and energy of playing in your own blues band.
Advanced DVD 3
This instruction will propel you to the most advanced stages of Blues Guitar. Learn the talk back effect, expansion on a main theme and how to fuse Jazz into Blues music. Master lead techniques such as rakes, pick and finger, and advanced bending. John's lessons cover how to play blues endings, turnarounds, melodic Blues, the circle of fourths, slide techniques and many Blues rhythms that you will learn to play with full band backing tracks.