W.C. Handy award-winner Rory Block is one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of Delta blues styles, and here she teaches the authentic techniques of the original blues masters -- the tunings, the right-hand pounding, the string bending, the complex fingerpicking, the syncopation -- breaking down and then performing her instrumental and vocal versions of eight timeless fingerstyle pieces in accurate detail.
As Rory plays through each piece she slows down the more difficult passages, highlighting the subtleties of each tune. You'll learn regular and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, harmonics, strumming styles and a variety of intros, solos and endings.
You'll add these classic blues tunes to your repertoire: "Old Country Rock" (Willie Moore), "Statesboro Blues" (Blind Willie McTell), "Big Road Blues" (Tommy Johnson), "Canned Heat" (Tommy Johnson), "Future Blues" (Willie Brown), "Devil Got My Man" (Skip James), "Police Dog Blues" (Blind Blake), "Mississippi Blues" (Willie Brown).
*Edited version of the six-cassette series, "Classics Of Country Blues Guitar."