Lesson One: The Guitar of Chris Smither, Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style Lesson Two: Chris Smither Teaches Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements
Chris Smither has made these two terrific lessons for anyone interested in taking traditional blues guitar styles and incorporating them into a contemporary setting. His foot-tapping, high-groove guitar style and blues-inflected songs have kept him in the top ranks of singer/songwriters for four decades. On these lessons he shows you how he uses his alternating thumb and syncopated two-finger picking, along with a variety of left hand techniques, to create the rhythmic drive and distinctive harmonies that distinguish his unique arrangements.
Chris takes apart some of his most requested songs, slowing them down and analyzing his arrangements. Chock full of musical advice, clarity and good humor, these two lessons will add powerful licks and interesting ideas to your song accompaniments and blues techniques.
Songs: Link of Chain; Happier Blue; Hold On; Killin' the Blues; Can't Shake These Blues; The Devil's Real; No Love Today ("The Fruit and Vegetable Song"); Drive You Home Again; Bob Dylan's titanic Visions of Johanna; Get a Better One; Leave the Light On; Blues in the Bottle.