Book + Online Audio
Standard Notation and Tab
Squareback Saddle Stitched
8.75 x 11.75
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
This collection presents six legendary blues guitarists from the 1920s to early 1940s. Each has his own unique approach, style and techniques for playing. Some like Rev. Gary Davis favored regular tuning while Josh White was equally at home playing in Open D tuning as well as standard tuning. Lonnie Johnson is unique in his playing techniques as well as use of a D G D G B E tuning. Buddy Moss’s recordings influenced generations of Piedmont guitarists, especially Blind Boy Fuller. Bo Carter had one of the most unusual tonal approaches for playing blues, ragtime and novelty songs. And lastly there is Tommy McClennan. His recordings sound “rough and tumble” but once you explore the intricacies of his playing you will discover a powerful blues guitarist.
REV. GARY DAVIS: Cincinnati Flow • Piece without Words • Children of Zion • Twelve Gates to The City
BO CARTER: Let’s Get Drunk Again • Nobody’s Business • Honey • What You Want Your Daddy to Do
BUDDY MOSS: Oh Lordy Mama • Sleepless Night • Someday Baby (I’ll Have Mine)
Crying Blues • Bad Depression Blues • High Brown Cheater • My Soul Is Gonna Live With God • Pure Religion Hallilu
LONNIE JOHNSON: Away Down In the Alley Blues • Stomping ‘Em Along Slow • Blue Ghost Blues
There Is No Justice • Helena Blues • Sittin’ On A Log • Corn Bread Blues
TOMMY McCLENNAN: Blues as I Can Be • I’m Goin’, Don’t You Know • Love With a Feeling
• New Highway No.51 • Drop Down Mama
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK: 1) Listen over and over to the original recordings available via the download link for this collection.
2) Get a program that can control digital audio files. Use this with the transcriptions and the recordings.
3) Be patient!! Practice, practice and practice some more!!
Explanation of the Tab System
Rev. Gary Davis
Piece Without Words
Children of Zion
Twelve Gates To The City
Let’s Get Drunk Again
What You Want Your Daddy To Do
Oh Lordy Mama
Someday Baby (I’ll Have Mine)
Bad Depression Blues
High Brown Cheater
My Soul Is Gonna Live With God
Pure Religion Hallilu
Away Down In The Alley Blues
Stomping ‘Em Along Slow
Blue Ghost Blues
There Is No Justice
Sittin’ On A Log
Corn Bread Blues
Blues As I Can Be
I’m Goin’, Don’t You Know
Love With A Feeling
New Highway No. 51
Drop Down Mama
Lonnie Johnson talk to Valerie Wilmer, 1963
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