Blues, Rags & Originals
These three lessons teach Jorma's traditional fingerpicking stylings as well as his more contemporary original guitar compositions that make up the Hot Tuna phenomenon. The legendary rock and blues guitarist explores, in detail, many of the songs, licks and instrumentals he learned from Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy and other great players. Add to your repertoire, improve your own acoustic playing and develop an understanding of Jorma's musical origins and techniques.
"I've never in my life written anything like this to anyone so here goes my very first shot at it. I can't get enough of your instruction tapes. I've been one of your biggest fans ever since 1967. These tapes are one of the greatest thrills of my life. After years of hopelessly trying to teach my now teenage kids how to play, these tapes inspired them to finally cross that learning threshold. You should hear them play "Water Song" now. Part of their thrill is playing what they've been hearing since they were born. You did for them what you did for me when I was their age. I'm now 42 years old and vice president at a very busy computer company so my playing time is somewhat limited. Sitting down with your tapes, I don't have to spend countless hours trying to figure out what you're doing. Instead, I'm now sure of what I'm doing which lets me spend most of my time perfecting it. When I'm not traveling, I play just about every evening now." -- Jack Greco