Learn the traditional country blues guitar styles that influenced generations of players. Rory Block, one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of the classic blues style, teaches the earthy, hard-driving playing of the Mississippi Delta.
Here is the powerfully rhythmic pounding style of Charlie Patton, the fingerpicking blues of Tommy Johnson, and the sliding, open-tuned sounds of the great Robert Johnson, made clear through the magic of DVD.
In a short time you'll be playing great fingerstyle blues pieces such as Charlie Patton's Moon's Goin' Down, Patton's Blues (based on Charlie Patton's Pea Vine Blues and Robert Johnson's Milk Cow Blues), intro to Robert Johnson's Crossroads Blues and Mattie Delaney's Travelin' Blues. As you learn these powerful songs, you'll be developing technical skills in the use of regular and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bending and a variety of amazing pounding and strumming blues techniques.