An Introduction to Open Tunings and Slide Guitar

Roy Book Binder
The inestimable Roy Book Binder has given us another terrific look at his unique brand of fingerpicked blues guitar. This time around he covers the basics of open tunings and the use of the bottleneck, teaching the essential techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to this style. Roy starts his lesson with an exploration of ... Read More
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Blues-Roots Guitar

Steve James

Intermediate Level Fingerpicking

Steve James is known for his mastery of blues guitar styles, as well as his deep knowledge of the history of the great traditional players, from Piedmont to Delta. On this lesson, he takes five pieces representative of different styles and teaches them in careful detail for the learning student. Using guitars from his extensive collection (a 1936 National Trojan ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - DVD 1

Mike Dowling
Guitarist Mike Dowling has made a lesson detailing the slide technique that he has mastered during his long and fruitful career. Whether you're a fingerpicker ready to incorporate the slide or a slide player looking for new challenges, this lesson is a must. East coast style Piedmont blues is Mike's forte, and in this comprehensive, articulate lesson workshop ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - DVD 2

Mike Dowling
Nothing creates a sound quite like a bottleneck slide, which is why it is used in everything from Delta blues to finger style folk tunes and even ragtime. All well-rounded guitarists need to know this style, and Mike Dowling's "Bottleneck - Blues And Beyond" is the best way we know to catch the spirit. On his accessible, easy-to-comprehend follow-up lesson ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - Two DVD Set

Mike Dowling
Get both of Mike Dowling's excursions into the world of bottleneck blues guitar at a special price and SAVE! Read More
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Dynamic Country Blues

Catfish Keith
"One of the finest acoustic bluesmen in America.... This man is flat-out spectacular!"- Big City Blues On this outstanding lesson, Catfish Keith teaches his trademark arrangements of seven traditional country blues songs. He first plays the tune, then slows it down to highlight how he achieves his powerful fingerpicking style featuring heavy vibrato, powerful bends, "artificial" or "harp" harmonics, bottleneck ... Read More
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Get Started On Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Toby Walker

Easy Steps to Success

If you've always wanted to play bottleneck slide guitar, this lesson shows you how it can be done in the easiest and fastest possible way. Toby Walker's introduction is perfect for fingerstyle players who want to put real power in their picking. You'll learn all the fundamentals: what kind of a slide to use, which finger to ... Read More
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Great Bottleneck Blues Lessons

Roy Book Binder, Mike Dowling, Catfish Keith, Rory Block, Hans Theessink, Steve James, Keb' Mo', John Hammond, Bob Brozman
The haunting, soulful sounds of a glass or metal slide on steel guitar strings started in the Mississippi Delta and became a worldwide phenomenon, forever changing the world's musical landscape. The powerful lessons on this DVD, compiled from the Homespun archives, represent guitar instruction at its very best. Each segment, taught by a legendary master of blues/slide technique ... Read More
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Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

Mary Flower

Hone Your Skills in Open D

Jump-start your lap slide guitar adventures! Veteran blues performer Mary Flower’s exciting lesson gives novices all the necessary playing tools, and experienced guitarists will be delighted by the more challenging techniques and powerful songs she teaches. Playing in open D (DADF#AD) provides rich, ringing sounds and open access to the full slide guitar experience. A clear and thoughtful ... Read More
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Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar - DVD 1

Bob Brozman

The Basics

Bob Brozman's remarkably detailed instruction starts with the basics, including the open tunings needed to get the true bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of essential left- and right-hand techniques, exercises and songs, this DVD reveals the secrets of traditional blues/slide guitar. Beginning and experienced slide players alike will benefit from this presentation of powerful licks and runs, rhythm ... Read More
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Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-DVD 2

Bob Brozman
Expand your blues repertoire and master a breathtaking variety of licks and tricks using bottleneck slide guitar techniques. Bob Brozman's "complete toolbox" for intermediate players will teach you many of the innovations and techniques originally created by the traditional Mississippi Delta blues masters. Bob's powerful one-chord version of Robert Johnson's Come On In My Kitchen becomes a ... Read More
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Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-DVD 3

Bob Brozman
Bob Brozman's third DVD lesson in this fabulous series will add eight powerful tunes to your blues repertoire and help you develop depth and range in your bottleneck playing. Bob shows, in detail, what you have to do to get an authentic slide blues sound. He provides the tools you'll need to approach the rhythmic power of Bukka ... Read More
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