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Blues, Jazz & American Roots

Sample Video Library

Music and tablature PDF's included with all videos  pdf_icon_20 

Country Blues Repertoire

The Basics  in the style of 
Old Country Rock William Moore
Saturday Night Rub Big Bill Broonzy
Manhattan Rag Mississippi John Hurt
One Time Blues Blind Blake 
Policy Blues Bo Carter
Ragtime Strut Blind Boy Fuller 
Brownskin Shuffle Big Bill Broonzy
Bye Bye Baby Little Hat Jones 
Blues & Gospel Styles  
Kindhearted Woman Robert Johnson
Blue Daze Scrapper Blackwell
Hey Hey /Pig Meat Strut Big Bill Broonzy
Delta Blues For Paton Charlie Patton
Rambling Blues Rambling Thomas
Feeling Bad Blues Blind Blake
Crow Jane Carl Martin 
It Is No Secret Rev.  Gary Davis
Mr. Jefferson Blind Lemon Jefferson 
Baby Come Back Lightning Hopkins
Mean Old World Rev.  Gary Davis
Old Devil Bo Carter
O Glory Rev.  Gary Davis
I Am The Light Of This World Rev.  Gary Davis
Let Us Get Together  Rev.  Gary Davis
Destruction In This Land Rev.  Gary Davis
Weeping Willow Blues Blind Boy Fuller
Texas Blues Willie Reed
Sweet Jivin' Mama Blind Blake
Police Dog Blues Blind Blake
Ragtime Blues  
Pig Meat Strut Big Bill Broonzy
Mr Blake's Dance Blind Blake
Soo Cow Soo Memphis Minnie
South Carolina Rag Willie Walker
East Coast Rag Blind Blake
Blind Arthur's Breakdown Blind Blake
Early Morning Blues Blind Blake
Hesitation Blues Rev.  Gary Davis
Virginia Stomp Rev.  Gary Davis 
Baby Let me Lay it On You Rev.  Gary Davis
Make Believe Stunt Rev.  Gary Davis
Cincinnati Flow Rag  Rev.  Gary Davis
Piano Roll Blues  Jesse Thomas
Chump Man Blues Blind Blake
That'll Never Happen No More Blind Blake
Open/Altered Tunings  
Cypress Grove Blues (open D min)  Skip James
Minnie's Spanish Blues (open G)  Memphis Minnie
Along The Alley (dr DG)  Lonnie Johnson
Bullfrog Groan (dr D)  Willie Lofton
Mississipi Moan (open G)  Willie Brown
Good Girl (open D)  Josh White
Prodigal Son (open D)  Rev. Robet Wilkins
Shuffle Blues in G (open G)  Willie Brown
Big Road Blues (drop D)  Tommy Johnson 
Babe I Want You to Know  Bo Carter
Special Rider Blues  Skip James
Lesson "Sets"   
 The guitar of Lonnie Johnson  
 The guitar of  Blind Blake  
 The guitar of Big Bill Broonzy  
 The guitar of Reverend Gary Davis   
 The guitar of Robert Johnson  
The guitar of Scrapper Blackwell  
Ragtime Blues  
Early Roots  
Blues in Altered Tunings  
The Basics: Blues Repertoire  

Modern Fingerstyle Repertoire

Hudson River Boogie  
Sunset Lake Rag  
Delta Mornings  
Cat Burglar  
Country Fair  
3 not 4  
Top Hat  
Gypsy Girl  
Heading East  
Mr. Guitar  
We'll Be Alright  
Cold Rainy Day  
Angel Eyes  
Great Dreams From Heaven  
A Little Love  

Techniques & Approaches

Essential Music Theory series 
Guitar "Keyboard" Harmony series
Picking Basics  
Picking Techniques  
Syncopated picking: the Rhythm section  
Bass and melody  
Damping, Brushing, Dynamics  
Technique: Brushing  
Fretboard Basics  
Chord melody: basic vocabulary  
Chord vocabulary chart  
Chord Melody: I'll Fly Away  
Chord Melody: Banks of the River  
Playing off the chords  
Playing off the chords: Early Morning Blues  
Playing off the chords:Hudson River Boogie  
Playing off the chords: Top Hat  
Practical Harmony  
Chord Types / Function  
Breaking it down: Angel Eyes  
 "Toolbox Sessions"  
Pull off/ hammer-on  
Double Thumbing  
Bass Damp  
 Practical Theory  
Creating Variations
Developing your "Toolbox"   
Practice Tips
Practicing a tune   











Sample Audio Library

Country Blues Etudes
Barrelhouse Blues
Blues Syncopations in A
Creole Baby
Blues Etude in E
Mississippi River Song
Big Bills Pig Meat Strut
Highway Keyes
Lordy Lord Blues
Texarkana Valley
Texas Nights
The Dirt Road
Papa Charlie's Blues
Bo's Blues
Little Vicksburg Blues
Mistreating Woman
Lonesome Man Blues
Ragtime Blues
Rag For John Cephas
Come On Boys
A Little Too Tight Rag
Black Dog Variations
Ragging The Blues
Durham Dance
 Open/Altered Tunings
Blues Ain't Gone 
Lonnie's Blues in G
Farwell Baby 
Mississippi Jump 
Police Blues 
I'm So Glad Variations 
Tampa Blues 
What's The Matter? 
You Got To Know How
Good Feeling Blues
Skippy's Blues

Fingerstyle: Expanding the Traditions

At Midnight
Piano Roll
Spiritual For RGD
Sunday Church Meeting
Fandango In Open G