The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - Lesson Two

Jorma Kaukonen
90-minute video. Includes music + tab pdf file
  • Code:DLJORAG22
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

Jorma Kaukonen continues the exploration of the popular blues-based fingerpicking that has been his signature style throughout his long and distinguished career.  Jorma starts this lesson with an in-depth breakdown of the folk/blues classic I Know You Rider. He takes the song apart measure by measure, teaching the  runs, chord shapes, bass runs and right hand picking that make his arrangement of this song so special. You'll learn rhythmic figures, "back picking," double-time patterns, vibrato, accompaniment ideas, runs and licks up the neck and other invaluable playing techniques that can be used in this and  many other songs.  

Then it's into open G tuning for Jorma's original Water Song, an instrumental showpiece that encompasses harmonized scales, octave runs, string bends, right hand rolls and other intriguing guitar moves. 

Finally, Jorma teaches Jesse Fuller's San Francisco Bay Blues, a ragtime-style standard that's filled with unusual guitar licks and tricks. With its infectious melody and powerful chord progression, you'll see why this song has been a perennial favorite of guitar fingerpickers for generations. 

This is another wonderful Jorma Kaukonen guitar lesson -- friendly, relaxed and filled with fascinating  guitar lore, good songs and lots of technique to add to your fingerpicking repertoire.


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