On DVD 7 the fun continues as we focus on advanced fingerstyle blues.
You'll discover how to play the Slow blues in C. It's a
smokin arrangement of Blind Blake, Stefan Grossman,
with a lot of ideas from Jelly Roll Morton, one of the most important
jazz/blues pianists of the 1920s and 1930s.
How to create tons of "end tags" with
How to pick out melody
notes with some of your fingers
while the other fingers are walking down
a harmonized line. Amazing!
Discover Lemons Jump, featuring
smooth-sounding, sliding licks that will teach you play "around" chord shapes.
How to use diminished chords to spice up your chord progressions. All the magic is there for you in the tabs.
Develop True Mastery By
Freely Switching Between
Different Fingerpicking Sounds.
You'll know you're getting good when you can play some of
these advanced arrangements that go from a full sound,
to a slick sound, to a swinging sound, and so on.
Stefan even shows you how to do a "guitar face"
properly. You'll need a good guitar face cause
you'll be playing with THAT much feel. :)
Learn Yazoo Basin Boogie, a
really sweet boogie sound in dropped D.
Go to another level of mastery by transcending the alternating bass as you learn to play broken up
type licks and arrangements.
Boogie bass runs using octaves. This is another awesome
trick you'll love.
Jump all around the fretboard with crazy runs that sound incredible.
You can practically sit back and relax as Stefan teaches you everything note for note.
And you'll learn dozens and dozens of other amazing concepts and techniques. We're talking
endless hours of entertainment and education.
DVD 8 starts out with Didde Wa Diddie,
a Blind Blake classic, covered by many
modern folk revivalists.
Learn the basic positions
for ragtime and ragtime blues guitar,
and you'll see why Stefan almost
never plays any barre chords.
In fact, some of the chords Stefan uses are simple
and easy beyond belief.
How to really master a tune with full control
over feel and dynamics.
Advice and Wisdom
Blew me Away when
I Watched these DVDs.
Seriously, these lessons are potent. Here's a few more of the secrets waiting inside:
How to get the funky "oomph" sound.
Don't even think about using fingerpicks, that is until you listen to Stefan's expert advice. Then you'll be the master of playing with or without them.
How to make your playing sound "dirty" by using lots of upstrokes in your strumming patterns.
You'll be playing with a nice thudding, thumping bass sound as you learn classic tunes in the ragtime style.
One of my favorite things on this DVD is the easy "roll" you can do on the F chord
using your index and thumb, courtesy
of Reverend Gary Davis.
Even better, Stefan will show you
how to get variations on this roll so you can create
lots of different textures
by changing the order of how you
pick with your index and thumb.
2 new cool C positions you
probably haven't seen before.
They both sound great. Plus, you'll love
the ragtime sound in tunes like shuffle Rag.
Learn an amazing 3 part instrumental called Cincinatti Flow Rag,
New York City Rag, and Hot Dog.
How to combine the "buck dance feel" with the alternating
bass style to get a "piano player" type feel.
How to get the Reverend Gary Davis fingerpicking feel,
and how to get the Led Belly/Mance Lipscomb feel.
And many other
great arrangements based on licks from
fingerpicking legends like the Reverend Gary Davis and others.
Master the Basics, then Enjoy
Complicated Fingering Positions
Using all your Fingers.
The never ending lick that you
can play over and over that sounds like a ragtime
masterpiece just by itself.
And many other awesome goodies.
Let's move onto the next DVD...
On DVD 9, you'll get to approach fingerpicking from new angles. Get ready
for serious fun as you explore the world of hot fiddle tunes and rags.
Yes, these were old traditional type melodies played on a fiddle
that were adapted to the guitar long ago.
Discover 5 amazing songs in totally wild, new styles.
Learn new sounds,
positions, bluegrass licks, and combinations in the key of A.
You'll master skills like dampening the bass just the right amount
for the perfect guitar texture.
Play complicated arrangements with counterpoint harmonies.
Discover unique songs and sounds that I
know you'll enjoy. Stuff like fiddle tuns and rags, blues and more...
Another nice thing about these DVDs is that Stefan will tell you exactly when you
should pause the DVD, to work out the part from the tab booklet.
By the way, if you ever loose the booklets, you can print the PDFs that are
right on the DVDs.
Finally, we have the third phase of fingerpicking mastery:
Phase III: Deep Mastery
Of Country Blues