Fingerstyle blues guitar, in the styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Jorma Kaukonen, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Merle Travis, Dave van Ronk, and others.
Topics covered will include right hand fundamentals, such as alternate-bass technique, Delta-style drones, palm muting, and exercises to create effortless dexterity, syncopations and strong grooves.
Left-hand issues range from basic chord concepts to sophisticated jazz and ragtime chord substitutions, moving bass lines, “guide tones”, etc, w/ emphasis on creating your own licks, turnarounds and variations within the style.
All levels welcome, but many ideas will be geared to the evolved player. Many worksheets will get handed out, with exercises, TAB transcriptions, chord fingerings, etc… enough to keep you busy for many months afterwards!, Participants are encouraged to bring an audio or video recorder to get the most out of the workshop.