Learn to play some of the greatest Delta blues guitar solos of all time, taught in accurate detail by a contemporary master of the genre. Rory Block breaks down these fingerstyle pieces phrase-by-phrase, providing the details of how to play them with all the nuances and subtleties of the originals. At the same time, you'll acquire the technical skills you'll need to discover and play other classic blues tunes.
Robert Johnson is the best known of the intensely powerful musicians who created these songs in the early part of the Twentieth Century, but he was by no means the only outstanding player. You'll also learn the sounds and styles of great artists such as Willie Moore, Tommy Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Willie Brown, Skip James, Blind Blake and the Reverend Robert Wilkins.
The instruction on these CDs will help you develop technical skills using standard and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bends, harmonics and dynamic strumming styles. Rory also gets you started on improvisation by providing a number of variations on the intros, solos and endings of the pieces.
Here are the classic tunes you'll soon be playing: Old Country Rock, Statesboro Blues, Big Road Blues, Canned Heat, Walkin' Blues, Cross Road Blues, Frankie and Albert, Future Blues, M&O Blues, Police Dog Blues, Devil Got My Man, Mississippi Blues, Ain't No Way for Me to Get Along.