The blues recorded from the late 1920's through late 1930's is certainly some of the most vibrant sounds in American music history. It seems that anyone and everyone could and would be recorded which created a catalogue of stylistic diversity unmatched to date. The technique of using a slide, whether a metal tube, glass bottleneck or a knife was used by many of these early bluesmen.
This lesson offers a look into the players from that era that used this technique. Many had only one or two patterns by which they played but we have the great fortune of gleaning from them all, creating a well rounded grasp of the genre. Tom Feldmann is a master of this style and in these two DVDs, of over four hours, he breaks down the complexities of this way of playing.
Songs range from beginner to advanced. Most songs have a mixture of chords and fingered notes in addition to the slide, making this a great lesson for those looking to expand their knowledge of the bottleneck/slide technique as well as the Open D and Open G tunings.
A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on each DVD. In addition the original recordings of all the tunes are included.
- Boogie Woogie Dance [Tampa Red]
- C. C. Rider [Lead Belly]
- Depot Blues [Charley Lincoln]
- Down On My Bended Knee [King Solomon Hill]
- Falling Down Blues [Furry Lewis]
- Jailhouse Blues, The [Sam Collins]
- Love Changing Blues [Blind Willie McTell]
- Nappy Headed Blues [Bobby Grant]
- No No Blues [Curley Weaver]
- No Woman No Nickel [Bumble Bee Slim]
- Rainy Night Blues [Kokomo Arnold]
- Shake It Gal [Ramblin' Thomas]
- Skin Game Blues [Peg Leg Howell]
- Yo Yo Blues [Barbecue Bob]
- You Can't Keep No Brown [Bo Weavil Jackson]
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