Big Bill Broonzy

The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

taught by Woody Mann
sku: 02-98508M
Book with online audio. Broonzy was a master of ragtime and country blues guitar whose playing was highlighted by a strong pulsating bass and melodic lead lines. Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of this legendary musician who influenced generations of guitarists. Includes access to online audio containing three full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Selections include: House Rent Stomp, Brownskin Shuffle, Moppin' Blues, Hey, Hey, Worryin' You Off My Mind, Stove Pipe Stomp, and Saturday Night Rub. Note/tab. 23 pp.   More Details...

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Lesson One: House Rent Stomp and Brownskin Shuffle are presented in this lesson. These two tunes illustrate Big Bill’s playing of blues and rags in the Key of C.

Lesson Two: This lesson presents three excellent examples of Big Bill’s blues playing in the Key of A and E. His melodic lead lines played against a solid monotonic bass are illustrated with Moppin’ Blues, Hey Hey and Worrying You Off My Mind.

Lesson Three: To complete our study, we look at Bill's Stovepipe Stomp played in the Key of D and Saturday Night Rub played in the Key of G.