The Blues of the Grateful Dead
THE BLUES OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD
I started listening to the Dead when I was about 15 and much as I hate to admit it, I never heard of Jimmy Reed or Elmore James at that tender age. The Dead were instrumental in bringing those names - among others - to the attention of a whole new generation.The blues songs they covered and the ones they wrote truly moved me, which led me to create arrangements of those tunes.
Each arrangement has a solid arrangement for the verse, as well as exciting and spicy solos in the middle. Check out the video for a example of how I 'll teach all this to you.
You'll learn how to play the following songs:
• Big Boss Man
Here you'll learn how to shuffle a rhythm while adding some simple licks on top. Additionally, I've arranged a cool solo for you in the middle.
• Big River
Using an alternating bass as your foundation in the verses, I'll show you how to apply some double stops in your solo.
• Deep Ellum Blues
You'll learn how to use moveable chord shapes and lead licks in your solos, as well as providing a solid, alternating bass.
• It Hurts Me Too
To me there's nothing as moving as a slow blues. Keeping a steady droning bass, I'll show you to add some nice licks and chords on top.
• New Speedway Boogie
One of my all time favorite tunes, we'll get down, dirty, and funky with a melodic arrangement AND one of Jerry's solos - done in a fingerpicking style!!
Level: Both intermediate and advanced players will benefit from these lessons.All of this, plus Email and YouTube support!!