Brooks takes you right back to the basics, breaking down the vocabulary of the blues style - the chord forms, the rhythms and the riffs - and methodically rebuilding them into complete arrangements. You'll start by playing simple blues chord progressions in one key, and by the end of the DVD you'll be playing complete blues tunes with varying rhythms, alternate chords, cool turnarounds and fiery riffs - in multiple keys. Brooks does this by going in-depth on two classic tunes: "Statesboro Blues" and "Sweet Home Chicago," supplying all the tools needed to apply these ideas to any blues tune or even your own compositions. Also includes a bonus section on fingerpicking country blues featuring Mississippi John Hurt's "Louis Collins." Includes tab booklet. 75 min.