Robert Johnson and Beyond
In addition to learning these six songs I will teach you how to add a TON of additional licks which will improve your playing and give you the ability to turn any one of these songs into one of your own.
You'll be able to put YOUR stamp on them, something no other instructional method shows you how to do!
In "Drunken Hearted Man" you'll learn: • The unique chords that Johnson used • Johnson's use of double-stop triplets • The oddest turnaround of all • Lonnie Johnson's jazzy licks and how to add them to this song • Interesting ways to play a G chord in Drop D tuning.
There are a total of 8 movies and 3 pages of tab chock full of licks.
In "Stop Breaking Down" you'll learn: • The unique way Johnson played - without a slide - in Spanish tuning. • Johnson's use of shuffle bass with added notes on top. • How to add a "Double Time" technique to spice up your solos. • Additional licks, bass runs, and double stops in Spanish Tuning
In "When You Got A Good Friend" you'll learn: • How to use common tones in chords to add variety • "Open Note Transportation" - seamlessly playing across the fingerboard • Getting the most out of diminished, 6th, and 9th chords • Using triplets in your solos
In "Steady Rolling Man" you'll learn: • How to play tasteful triplet licks above a steady bass line.• How to turn one lick into a "pocket full" of equally exciting and diverse ones. • How to combine boogie woogie bass lines with other notes of the chord.• The "backwards triplet roll" - a cool way to use arpeggios. • How to improvise and come up with your own versions of the song.• How to apply these licks to other songs.In "They're Red Hot" you'll learn:• The use of chord substitutions with 9th, added 9th, diminished, and 6th chords.• How to move from one 7th chord to another with "The Diminished Bridge.'"• Right hand techniques such as a banjo "backward roll," the "Boom Chuck," and what I like to call "The Corkscrew."In "Hell Hound On My Trail" you'll learn:• The "crossnote" tuning that Johnson used and how to REALLY use it!• The powerful way descending bass lines work.• How I use "Bentonia" chords to add even more ideas to this song. • How to improvise and come up with your own versions of the song.• How to apply the E minor and B minor pentatonic scales to create interesting licks.Level: for intermediate players as well as advanced - you'll need to know how to play your open chords and be able to do some basic fingerpicking patterns.