My Account / Login
Get Special Offers:
New Titles - Last 30 Days
New Titles - 30 to 60 Days
All Products by Category
Complete Listing A-Z
How to Submit Works for Publication
Glossary of Guitar Terms
Mel Bay Licensing
technique, theory and reference
The Rural Blues of Mississippi John Hurt
taught by Jim Ohlschmidt
In this DVD lesson you will learn some of the classic songs performed by Mississippi John Hurt. Unlike some of his contemporaries who played in open tunings, John Hurt mostly used standard tuning and played in a variety of keys. His playing demonstrates a systematic approach to playing melody and rhythm with an alternating thumb technique that allows for playing up and down the neck without the extensive use of chord inversions and tricky fingerings. John Hurt's guitar work
Standard Notation and Tab
5.25 x 7.50
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
In this DVD lesson you will learn some of the classic songs performed by Mississippi John Hurt. Unlike some of his contemporaries who played in open tunings, John Hurt mostly used standard tuning and played in a variety of keys. His playing demonstrates a systematic approach to playing melody and rhythm with an alternating thumb technique that allows for playing up and down the neck without the extensive use of chord inversions and tricky fingerings. John Hurt's guitar work embodies a refreshing simplicity that is well within the grasp of any serious student of fingerstyle guitar.
In addition to learning what the left hand does, we will learn how to get John Hurt's "sound" with our right-hand picking, using palm muting and brushstrokes in the rhythm. A variety of familiar keys are covered here: A, C, E, G, and D. We'll even learn one of the few songs John Hurt wrote and played in Open G tuning. John's repertoire is also a fascinating snapshot of early 20th century popular music, and many of the songs he played have a rich history which is explored in the accompanying notes.
Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. A detailed tab/ music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. As well, the original recordings are included in the Bonus Audio section.
Titles include: Make Me A Pallet, Joe Turner Blues, Ain't Nobody's Dirty Business, Coffee Blues, Boy's You're Welcome, Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me, Spider, Spider, Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied, Stagolee, C-H-I-C-K-E-N, You've Got To Die
118 minutes - Level 2 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD. DVD is region 0 playable worldwide.
Get the extra files for your Mel Bay book by clicking the "Download Extras" button below.
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
The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt Volume 1
taught by John Miller
The Gospel Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt
taught by Tom Feldmann
The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt
taught by John Miller
Book + Online Audio
Copyright © 2019 Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Terms & Conditions
Mel Bay products are available through your local music store or through online dealers. Stock varies by site and location. The Mel Bay® name and logo, You Can Teach Yourself®, Gig Savers®, Guitar Sessions®, and Creative Keyboard® are registered trademarks of Mel Bay Publications, Inc. QuickTime and the QuickTime Logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Get QuickTime Badge is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc., used with permission.