John Miller's Mississippi Fingerstyle Blues Guitar 1926-1959 (Book + Online Audio)
Perhaps more than any other state, Mississippi has long been linked with the blues, so much so that Alan Lomax referred to it as The Land Where the Blues Began. From the earliest days of recorded blues, and even before that, Mississippi has always abounded with great fingerstyle blues guitarists. So it was that Mississippi fingerstyle blues guitar was the obvious choice for author John Miller’s next book, following up on his earlier releases, East Coast Fingerstyle ...more
Product Number:
30981M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
160
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6640-2
ISBN13:
978-15134-6640-8
Series:
Grossman Audio
Publisher:
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published:
4/22/2021
Perhaps more than any other state, Mississippi has long been linked with the blues, so much so that Alan Lomax referred to it as The Land Where the Blues Began. From the earliest days of recorded blues, and even before that, Mississippi has always abounded with great fingerstyle blues guitarists. So it was that Mississippi fingerstyle blues guitar was the obvious choice for author John Miller’s next book, following up on his earlier releases, East Coast Fingerstyle Blues Guitar and Texas Fingerstyle Blues Guitar.

In Mississippi Fingerstyle Blues Guitar, 1926-1959, John Miller has adopted an approach designed to showcase a wide range of the styles of the Mississippi blues guitarists who recorded in the period covered by the book, twenty-seven different guitarists in all, each represented by a single song. And the songs in the book have been selected for variety in the keys and tunings in which the songs were played, too, with a generous helping of songs in four different open tunings as well as songs in D, A, G, E and C in standard tuning. And along with songs by the heavy hitters you’d expect to encounter in such a book — Charlie Patton, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt — you’ll encounter pieces by more obscure, though no less expert players, people like The Down Home Boys, Mattie Delaney, Frank Evans, Cat-Iron, and Rosa Lee Hill. Each song in the book is preceded by a brief bio of the person who performed it, a discussion of the song with practical playing tips designed to help you bring the transcriptions to life, the song’s lyrics, and transcriptions presented in both standard notation and TAB. Plus the book includes sound links to the original recorded versions of all of the songs, so you can get the sound of the songs in your head.
Learning the Songs
Understanding the Tablature 
THE SONGSTERS 
Jim Jackson
Old Dog Blue 
The Down Home Boys
Original Stack O’Lee Blues 
Sam Collins
Graveyard Digger’s Blues
Mississippi John Hurt
Blue Harvest Blues 
LOST IN THE SANDS OF TIME 
Bo Weavil Jackson 
Devil And My Brown Blues
William Harris
Bull Frog Blues
THE HEAD TONE 
Rube Lacy
Mississippi Jail House Groan
Ishmon Bracey
Suitcase Full of Blues 
Mattie Delaney 
Tallahatchie River Blues 
THE HERNANDO SOUND
Garfield Akers
Dough Roller Blues 
Joe Callicott 
Fare Thee Well Blues
Robert Wilkins
Get Away Blues
THE DELTA
Charlie Patton 
Pea Vine Blues
Tommy Johnson
Canned Heat Blues 
Son House
The Pony Blues
THE BENTONIA SOUND
Skip James 
I’m So Glad 
THE SOPHISTICATES
Bo Carter 
Pretty Baby
Eugene Powell
Low Down
POWERHOUSES
Booker White 
District Attorney Blues 
Big Joe Williams 
Meet Me Around The Corner 
IN TRANSITION
Tommy McClennan
Whiskey Head Woman
Robert Petway
Catfish Blues 
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup 
Mean Old Frisco Blues 
FIELD RECORDINGS 
Frank Evans 
French Blues 
Cat Iron
Jimmy Bell
Rosa Lee Hill
Faro
Fred McDowell 
Drop Down Mama 
Appendix—Default Chord Positions 
Acknowledgements 
Glossary 
Afterword
About The Author
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Series: Grossman Audio
Get the extra files for your Mel Bay book by clicking the "Download Extras" button below.

downloadextras
The .zip file contains all of the extras you will need to help you learn from your Mel Bay book. Once it is downloaded to your computer, double-click the file to open. You can find out more about .zip files here.

If you are having trouble opening or downloading this file, please contact us.
Book + Online Audio
PRICE:
$ 24.95
East Coast Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

Author : transcribed by John Miller
Format : Book + Online Audio
Texas Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

Author : transcribed by John Miller
Format : Book + Online Audio
John Miller's Country Blues Guitar Collection

Author : by John Miller
Format : Book