Two Video Set
Lesson ONE: Bob Brozman uses a variety of instruments - a Dobro-type resophonic, a Weissenborn and a National steel - to teach the funky blues tunes, cool riffs and adventurous improvisations that he pulls from his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks. His course in lap style slide guitar will open up exciting musical ideas and powerful techniques for anyone who wants to get into the real blues sound.
Playing in open D, D minor and G tunings, Bob teaches pieces that range from the "primitive" one-chord renditions of Charlie Patton to modern-day country/swing blues. You'll get instruction in the use of the round-nose bar and how you can attain quality vibrato, pitch precision, good tone, blue notes, rhythmic effects and control of the slide. Bob details licks, turnarounds and improvisations along with numerous exercises and right hand picking drills to help you develop your picking strength.
Lesson TWO: Bob takes lap blues playing to the next level. Bob concentrates on the deep blues "Delta notes." He runs through "sharpening" exercises; 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.
Note: You can use any guitar to play this style, although it would be best to have one with a high action.