The Art Of Acoustic Blues Guitar: Handful Of Riffs
Acoustic Sessions Series
Learn five repertoire building songs arranged for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist. Inspired by Woody Mann's favorite traditional blues tunes, these easy to follow arrangements teach a variety of acoustic blues styles and sounds. Each song spotlights a specific technique for developing fingerpicking skills, rhythmic grooves, and dynamics in your playing. Woody illustrates the syncopated fingerpicking of Blind Blake, the single-line style riffs of Lonnie Johnson, the melodic playing in open G tuning of Memphis Minnie,and the unique riffs in standard tuning of Rambling Thomas and Bo Carter. Woody shows how the riffs and techniques can be applied from one tune to another and illustrates practical ways to create variations within a tune. In this fresh approach to teaching, Woody Mann has taken the complex music of the early acoustic guitar innovators and has distilled the sounds into clearly written instrumentals that capture the essence and beauty of the music. Each song chapter includes introduction, performance, explanation, and slow performance with split screen.