DVD Two: Advanced Techniques
Bob Brozman takes lap blues playing to the next level, going deeper, harder, and more intensely into the slide styles and techniques that make this such a powerful and compelling genre.
Starting off in G tuning (you'll also learn open C and D minor), Bob concentrates on the deep blues "Delta notes." He runs through "sharpening" exercises using bar hammer-ons combined with open strings and alternate pick strokes; drills designed to help you get your rhythm together; and practice jumps and slides to allow you to play faster without sacrificing tone.
Bob explores the blues classic Rolling and Tumbling, starting with a stripped down version and then taking it to increasingly more challenging levels. You'll learn numerous turnarounds and get plenty of play-along examples for great practice sessions.
More advanced moves follow as you learn how to maintain a steady bass groove while keeping country/swing blues rhythm and melody going. You'll employ two-hand damping to get staccato chords to contrast with melody notes, harmonics, sweep picking, raking and other special effects.
From low-down Delta to sweet New Orleans blues, this course will have you playing it all!