Bottleneck Blues Guitar (part 1)

with Stefan Grossman

This course is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques and features rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Jesse Fuller, Furry Lewis and Bukka White!

"I first met Stefan in the States years ago and we became extremely good friends. Personally, I have learned a great deal from him. Let's face it, he needs very little introduction from me as a blues artist, discographer and connoisseur in blues." -Eric Clapton

 

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  • Over 30 lessons from the guitar master!
  • Downloadable PDF of all arrangements
  • Downloadable AUDIO of the original tunes
  • Lifetime access to all video-lessons
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Level
intermediate
Course Length
32 lessons · 1h 59m

This is part 2 of a 2-part course that features 60 lessons and almost four hours of music and instruction. It is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. The lessons cover in detail all country blues bottleneck styles and techniques and feature rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Jesse Fuller, Furry Lewis and Bukka White. This second part of the course focuses on playing in Open D tuning (Vestapol). The first part, available here, presents Open G tuning (Spanish). Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/ slide and guitar to use.

Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen.
Also, each course features bonus downloadable audio tracks of the original 1920s and 1930s recordings of the original artists playing the songs.

INCLUDED: A detailed 45-page tab/music booklet as a digital PDF file available in the "downloads" tab on this page.

Titles include:

  • OPEN G TUNING (part 1) - My Black Mama, Banty Rooster, Dry Spell Blues, High Sheriff Blues, County Farm Blues, Someday Baby Blues, Roll & Tumble Blues, Kokomo Blues.
  • OPEN D TUNING (click here to view part 2) - Wake Up Mama, John Henry, You Got To Move, Tell Me Baby, Spoonful, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, God Moves On The Water, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning, Roll and Tumble Blues, Guitar Rag

Have fun learning!

 


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Student Reviews

All content in these "Blues Guitar" sets is top notch and the instruction is concise and well thought out
John
Coming to guitar late in life is daunting...these lessons have made it easier. They are accessible, concise and delivered without pomposity. This bloke knows how to teach and at no time acts superior. A master of his art for sure.
Mick
This is a fantastic product. Stefan Grossman is such a valuable resource, and provides good material for learning complete slide guitar songs. The tunes are broken down well, and the tab is very helpful.
Fritz

Stefan Grossman

Stefan Grossman has been recording, performing and writing about acoustic fingerstyle techniques and styles for over forty years. During the period from 1965-1975 he studied and traveled with some of the legendary figures in the story of blues guitar. These include Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb



Stefan has recorded numerous solo albums including Love, Devil And The Blues, Yazoo Basin Boogie, Shining Shadows, Black Melodies On A Clear Afternoon and Friends Forever as well as duet recordings with John Rnbourn, larry Coryell, Duck Baker and Tokio Uchida.



"I first met Stefan in the States years ago and we became extremely good friends. Personally, I have learned a great deal from him. Let's face it, he needs very little introduction from me as a blues artist, discographer and connoisseur in blues."

-ERIC CLAPTON



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