Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson One
If you're ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, Roy Book Binder has assembled a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques to help you do it. Roy humbly calls this thorough breakdown of the elements of his own fingerstyle blues style "some tricks about playing the guitar," but don't let his laconic delivery fool you. By the time you're finished studying with "Book," you'll have a solid base of skills under your fingertips.
Roy's firsthand knowledge of the great Piedmont-style players makes this DVD a must for anyone who loves traditional blues. Our trademark Homespun split screen makes it easy to learn as Roy demonstrates a wide variety of chords, right- and left-hand patterns and several of his favorite licks. He also teaches endings, runs, slides, open-string techniques, pull-offs, hammer-ons, damping, turnarounds and much more!
By the end of this lesson, you will have mastered Pink Anderson's snapping string technique, Rev. Gary Davis' two-finger style and Roy's arrangements to Black Dog Blues, Hesitation Blues and his own medley of ragtime/blues.