DVD - Rolly On the Blues-A Beginner's Guide to Playing Fingerstyle Blues Guitar
In this beginner's guide to playing acoustic fingerstyle blues, Rolly teaches the essential nuts and bolts for getting acquainted with the primary forms of this wide-ranging topic. Starting with solo 12 bar blues in the key of E he explores simple right hand skills for carrying bass and melody simultaneously, coupled with an understanding of basic blues scale structure and phrasing, all under the aegis of Rolly's Rule (Make it sound human!). Attention is also paid to: chord shapes; examples of rhythm, melody & chords in E; playing up the neck; playing in the keys of E, A and C; chord figures in E, creating blues licks, and double stops. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. Note/tab booklet included as PDF file on the disc. 95 min.