Jim Bruce was voted N°2 Internet Guitar Instructor by Truefire in 2013.
From Texas To The Delta is a mega-pack of acoustic blues guitar lessons covering all aspects of finger picking acoustic blues guitar, hence the name. From the Mississippi Delta sounds of Robert Johnson to the happy complex ragtime guitar picking style of Blind Blake, all styles are covered in great detail.
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In addition to the legendary blues men, such as Lightnin Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson, this course explores some of the amazing guitar techniques of guys who are not exactly household names, but nevertheless had an enormous impact on blues guitar development and modern music in general. Blues guitar men such as Scrapper Blackwell, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council are unknown names, unless you are a blues fan! Most people know that Pink Floyd took their group name from the latter two blues men, but very few people have heard their music.
"It's not what you play but how you play it. And here you learn how to play it right. I've seen fingerstyle guitar made too hard by many teachers, but this course gets you playing and doesn't leave you frustrated because you will get results and have fun."
Darrell Taylor, Grateful Student!
In presenting these 39 video lessons from the major acoustic blues artists of the 20s and 30s, the aim is to provide a good grounding in all acoustic blues guitar fingerpicking techniques. Depending on the key used, and also the musical style, the lessons are suitable for intermediate to advanced players. For example, the alternating bass patterns used in ragtime guitar are harder to learn than the monotonic bass techniques associated with the Delta.
BONUS 1: MP3 Album 1 - 'Wake Up, Walk Out' by Acoustic Travelers
BONUS 2: MP3 Album 2 - 'Metro' by Jim Bruce
Complete Lesson List: Lightnin' Hopkins:- Baby Please Don't Go, Woman Called Mary * Scrapper Blackwell:- Blue Day Blues, Blues Before Sunrise, Down and Out, Kokomo Blues * Blind Boy Fuller:- Weeping Willow, Truckin' Little Baby, Careless Love, Untrue Blues * Pink Anderson:- CC & O Blues * Blind Blake:- Police Dog Blues, Down The Country, Diddie Wah Diddie, Come On Boys, Tootie Blues, Southern Rag, That'll Never Happen No More, Too Tight Blues, West Coast Blues * Robert Johnson:- Crossroads, Love in Vain, Walkin' Blues, Me and The Devil * Willie Walker:- Dupree Blues, South Carolina Rag * Big Bill Broonzy:- Glory Of Love, Hey Hey, Key To The Highway, Worryin' You Off My Mind * Brownie McGhee:- Livin' With The Blues * Pink Anderson:- Mobile Texas Line * Floyd Council:- Poor And Ain't Got A Dime * Mance Lipscombe:- Reap What You Sow * Mississippi John Hurt:- Satisfied/Pallet * Blind Willie McTell:- Statesboro' Blues