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Blues Guitar Instructional Video
Blues guitar lessons - learn to play the blues guitar or improve your skills with instructional videos. Learn twelve-bar blues form, the blues scale, combining scales, shuffle rhythm, slow blues, boogie blues, slide guitar and guitar bass lines.
Robert Johnson - Signature Licks DVD
Robert Johnson - Signature Licks DVD
DVD Only - $19.95 Artist: Robert Johnson. Author: Scott Ainsli.
This lesson demonstrates the techniques Johnson used to create his remarkable guitar parts for seven songs: Come on in My Kitchen; Cross Road Blues; Drunken Hearted Man; Kindhearted Woman Blues; Ramblin' on My Mind; Sweet Home Chicago; and Walkin' Blues.
Includes a guitar techniques section, jam-along songs, and practice tips.
66 mins. DVD - All Region.
Best of Stevie Ray Vaughan - Signature Licks Video
DVD Only - $19.95 In this outstanding DVD, author/clinician/recording artist Greg Koch teaches the trademark riffs and solos of SRV, the man responsible for reinventing blues and rock on the guitar. Greg analyzes these eight classics in detail: Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up on Love; Couldn't Stand the Weather; Crossfire; Empty Arms; The House Is Rockin'; Riviera Paradise; Scuttle Buttin'; and Stang's Swang.
DVD - All Region.
Stevie Ray Vaughan's Greatest Hits - Signature Licks Video
DVD Only - $19.95 Learn the trademark riffs and solos of the man who reinvented blues and rock on the guitar. An in-depth analysis of eight classic songs presented by Greg Koch: Honey Bee; Lenny; Love Struck Baby; Pride and Joy; Rude Mood; Say What?; The Sky Is Crying; and Tightrope.
DVD - All Region.
The Blues Guitar of Keb' Mo' Video
DVD Only - $29.95 Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kevin Moore (aka Keb' Mo') takes students on a powerful journey into the world of traditional and contemporary blues guitar. He begins by showing how turnarounds and harmonized scale passages can be the basis for developing fluid phrases in a Robert Johnson-style blues tune. Keb' then teaches two originals, both employing a rhythmic alternating bass style as well as some jazz-oriented chords that add spice and interest to the songs. Switching to his National steel guitar, he then discusses the basics of slide technique, rounding out this exciting blues lesson. Songs include: Delta-Style Blues; Perpetual Blues Machine; Angelina; and Henry.
Includes Tab. Level 3. 75 mins. DVD - All Region.
The Fingerpicking Blues of Mississippi John Hurt Video
DVD Only - $29.95 Two veteran musicians team up to pay tribute to Mississippi John Hurt by teaching 11 of his best-known songs, bringing fresh insights into the picking styles of this treasured artist. Includes: Spike Driver's Blues; Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied); Coffee Blues; Richland Woman Blues; My Creole Belle; Monday Morning Blues; I'm Satisfied; Stack O'Lee; Candy Man; Avalon Blues; and Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor.
Includes Music + Tab. Level 3. 90 mins. DVD - All Region.
Beginning Electric Blues Guitar Video
Artist: Andy Aledort. Learn the essentials of playing blues guitar from one of the genre's most renowned educators. This video covers twelve-bar blues form, the blues scale, major and minor pentatonics, combining scales, shuffle rhythm, and more. Andy also includes an inspiring performance section revealing the unique approach of several blues masters including B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eric Clapton.
55 minutes. DVD - All Region.
50 Licks Blues Style Video
Unlock the secrets of blues guitar! Ace session guitarist Mat Gurman teaches budding bluesmasters 50 terrific phrases, demonstrating licks for dominant and minor blues progressions, turnarounds, intro licks, ending licks, stop time licks and many more. He also shows players the classic techniques used in blues guitar, such as: bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, slurs, vibrato, muted string raking and more! Each lick is played in context, then demonstrated slowly with full explanations of every technique used. Includes an instructional booklet.
59 minutes. DVD - All Region.
Fender Presents Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar Video
DVD Only - $24.95 By far the most comprehensive DVD ever offered for the beginner guitarist – well over 3 hours long! Over 50 Interactive Lessons! Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales, and techniques used by acoustic guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country.
This DVD is separated into two major sections: The First Step: tuning up • string names • essential chords and scales used by all players • music reference section (notes, rhythms, chords and scales) • practice tips • fretting-hand technique • picking-hand technique • backing tracks for play-along • animated 3-D fretboard graphics. Play Acoustic!: rhythm technique (bare finger/thumb, bass/chord, fingerstyle, etc.) • soloing technique (chord embellishment, open-string chords, using a capo) • electrified acoustic • rock, blues and country styles • rhythm and solo technique in each style • backing tracks in each style for play-along • tips on caring for your instrument from the Fender Custom Shop.
Special DVD Features include: • Bonus footage, including a Fender Factory Tour! • Looping function • Web links, including a web site specifically designed for beginning guitarists • Multi-language feature so you can hear the DVD in English, Spanish, German, French, or Japanese • Universally encoded for playability worldwide.
225 minutes. DVD - All Region.
Fender Presents Getting Started on Electric Guitar Video
DVD Only - $24.95 Getting Started on Electric Guitar offers a complete course for the beginning electric guitarist. Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales and techniques used by electric guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country.
This DVD is separated into two major sections. Part 1 – The First Step covers: tuning methods • string names • essential chords and scales used by all players • musical reference section (notes, rhythms, chords and scales) • practice tips • fretting-hand technique • picking-hand technique • backing tracks for play-along • an animated fretboard • & more. 102 minutes. Part 2 – Play Electric! covers: right-hand technique • left-hand technique • rhythm parts (muting, alternate picking, arpeggios) • soloing technique (string bending, vibrato) • rock, blues & country styles • rhythm and solo ideas for each style • backing tracks in each style for play-along • sounds (amplifiers and effects) • caring for your instrument • and tips from the Fender Custom Shop. 100 minutes.
Special DVD features include: • bonus footage, including a tour of the Fender factory! • looping capabilities • web site links specifically for beginning guitarists • a multi-language feature so you can view the DVD in English, Spanish, German, French or Japanese • universally coded for playability worldwide.
225 mins. – over three hours long! DVD - All Region.
Freddie King Guitar Style Video
DVD - $19.95 The most virtuosic blues King, big bad Freddie was a spectacular guitarist as well as a first-rate singer and accomplished songwriter. As a transplanted Texan who moved to Chicago in the '50s, Freddie rubbed shoulders with the likes of Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Magic Sam. Freddie's vast repertoire of blues classics offers cool hooks, hot solos, and foot-tapping rhythms for the contemporary electric guitarist. Host Duke Robillard (Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds) gives invaluable insights into the style of this legendary guitarist. He takes you through a select group of Freddie's greatest songs (Hideaway • San-Ho-Zay • The Stumble • Sen-sa-shun) lick by lick, revealing the inner workings of this master musician.
54 mins. DVD - All Region.
Muddy Waters Guitar Style Video
DVD - $19.95 Arguably the heaviest bluesman ever, Muddy Waters electrified the Chicago blues world with the 1948 release of his first single. By taking the Robert Johnson and Son House-inspired acoustic Delta blues that he had played in Mississippi and firing it up with raw amplification, he created the blueprint for generations of Chicago blues players.
Bob Margolin played guitar in Muddy Waters' band for seven years in the '70s, absorbing his music first-hand. In this video, he shares the secrets of Muddy's solo guitar and ensemble work and covers slow blues, boogie blues, slide guitar and guitar bass lines in standard and open tunings. Bob even plays an original song that he wrote as a tribute to his former mentor.
Includes the songs: Blow Wind Blow • I Can't Be Satisfied • Rollin' and Tumblin' • Big Leg Woman • more.
As a special bonus, this video includes rare performance footage of Muddy.
DVD - All Region.
T-Bone Walker Guitar Style Video
VHS - $19.95
DVD - $19.95 Known as the Father of Electric Blues Guitar, T-Bone Walker has influenced virtually every blues, jazz and rock guitarist from B.B. King, Kenny Burrell and Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix.
His tasty, economical and expressive lead lines have come to define the essence of cool blues guitar soloing, and the power of his dramatic and soulful phrasing is undiminished by the passage of time.
In this video, T-Bone Walker expert and Roomful of Blues founder Duke Robillard reveals all of the major aspects of T-Bone's style, note for note, chord for chord, and with Duke's 30 years of experience showing through.
Songs include: You Don't Love Me • Love Is a Gamble • T-Bone Shuffle • T-Bone Boogie • I Get So Weary.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
Playing in the Style of the Fender Stratocaster Video
DVD Only - $19.95 Musicians Institute instructor Tom Kolb takes an in-depth look at the Fender Stratocaster and the styles of its most famous players. He discusses the classic Strat sound, pick-up configuration and body style, then breaks down the blues riffs of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the shimmering tone of David Gilmour, and the tremolo picking of Dick Dale. Tom then takes players step-by-step through the soulful bends of Eric Clapton, the whammy bar melodies of Jeff Beck, the landmark stylings of Jimi Hendrix, the unique chord voicings of Eric Johnson, and much more. Includes an accompanying booklet with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams that correspond exactly to the video.
60 minutes. DVD - All Region.
An Introduction to Open Tunings and Slide Guitar Video
DVD Only - $29.95 Roy Book Binder has given us another terrific look at his unique brand of fingerpicked blues guitar. On this DVD, he covers the basics of open tunings and the use of the bottleneck, teaching essential techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to this style. Roy introduces beginning players to the slide through an exploration of open D (“Vestapol”) and open G (“Spanish”) tuning, demonstrating songs, licks, techniques, and the sounds of bottleneck blues. Songs: Never Drive a Stranger from Your Door • Cigarette Blues • Electricity • Palm Trees Shaking in the Night • She Did You a Favor • Baby Don't You Do It No More • Tired of Being Mistreated. Level 2.
Includes music + tab. 80 mins. DVD - All Region.
Slide Guitar for Rock and Blues Video
DVD Only - $29.95 Artist: Ray Rogers with special guests The Delta Rhythm Kings. One of today's hottest slide guitarists shows how to get the sounds that drive the best electric rock and blues bands: vibrato, dynamics, intonation, slide-hammer technique, damping strings and much more. Includes sizzling versions of: Look Over Yonders Wall • The Sky Is Crying • Walking Blues • Tip Walk • Black Cat Bone to illustrate turnarounds, endings and complete solos in several styles.
Includes music + tab. Level 2/3. 90 mins. DVD - All Region.
The 12-Bar Blues Video
DVD - $14.95 In this hour-long video, composer Dave Rubin examines the song form that is the single-most important influence in the history of American popular music. He covers boogie, shuffle and riff-driven patterns, as well as major, minor and jazzy chord progressions. Intros, turnarounds and soloing are covered, as well as piano-style boogie woogie. Each example is played and explained clearly. As an extra bonus, several progressions are performed as solo guitar pieces combining rhythm and lead. This video is essential for serious guitarists who want to expand their knowledge of 12-bar blues. The accompanying booklet includes easy-to-follow notation and diagrams that correspond exactly to the video.
61 mins. VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
Blues Rock Guitar Soloing Video
Learning to solo has never been easier or more affordable! This dynamic series, offers the essential elements every soloist needs. In Blues Rock Guitar Soloing, Mat demonstrates the art of phrasing which is the key to all improvised music as heard in the music of Santana, Clapton & SRV.
46 mins. DVD - All Region.
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