The story of fingerpicking guitar styles and techniques was born in the southern states of America. Black musicians shaped and developed this approach. The sounds and ideas varied greatly from the rough rhythmic approach of the Mississippi Delta to the piano sounding guitar of Blind Blake. It is very important for guitar students to have a good understanding of blues guitar in order to develop their fingerpicking abilities. Country Blues Guitar Workshop was put together to give the guitar student a panorama of the techniques and styles that were developed, explored and recorded during the 1920’s - 1940’s.
The music of Charley Patton, Son House, Skip James, Tommy Johnson, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Barbecue Bob, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy and Blind Boy Fuller are is presented and discussed. Each musician is spotlighted in his own segment.
This series of 17 broadcasts will present to the student the legendary names of Country Blues Guitar and give a clear picture of how blues styles and techniques developed.
A total of FOUR AND A HALF HOURS of music and talk.