The human personification of the word “eclectic”, Bob Brozman is unrivaled in the diversity of his musical interests and cross-cultural mastery. A musicologist & historian, musical adventurer and explorer, internationalist, slide-guitar virtuoso, and then some, Brozman does all that, and he does it well– really well. Indeed, this guy is a giant.
When National Guitar reformed in the early 1990’s I spoke to one of the owners, McGregor. He told me then, “if one guy in the whole world exemplifies the National Guitar today, it is Bob Brozman”. That’s a hefty accolade, considering that there were a few National players around. They are still around, but Brozman can teach them all a thing or two. When it comes to the slide guitar, be it lapsteel or bottleneck- be it the history of the National guitar, the mastery of diverse styles: Hawaiian kiki-kila, Hula blues, Indian, American blues, etc., nobody can touch him. Nobody knows more tunings, more styles and more techniques than Bob Brozman. He is truly a remarkable musician and musicologist, a true cultural treasure, a walking encyclopedia of the steel guitar. It does not matter which way he holds the guitar, he is a sorcerer and a supreme master.So why is he listed in an acoustic blues forum?
He is at once completely traditional, yet he managed to progress, morph and evolve. It’s a brilliant and wonderfully original thing.
In this unique DVD lesson, Bob Brozman and Woody Mann describe and teach in detail duet arrangements in the styles of the great Delta blues guitarists: Charley Patton, Robert Johnson , Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson and Son House. Techniques and ideas for creating a cohesive guitar part that compliments, rather than competes or conflicts, are discussed. Each part is taught separately and presented in tablature and music notation. Woody and Bob also present effective techniques for improving improvisation skills while jamming with other musicians.
The tunes presented in this lesson can be used as repertoire pieces for either solo or duet situations. All in all, a very unique instructional DVD giving you twice the number of ideas and challenges from two of today's blues guitar masters.
Titles include: Banty Rooster, Moon Goin' Down, Bye Bye Blues, Robert Johnson's Blues and Big Road Blues.
62 minutes • Level 2 • Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD