Robert Johnson DVD Lesson
(Hal Leonard Signature Licks, 2005)
Robert Johnson was the original "unplugged" star - an impassioned master of Delta Blues whose life and death were shrouded in mystery. His playing and singing have burned themselves into the memories of every musician who has heard them, and in the 1960s, cut sharply across the developing foundations of rock and roll.
This newly released DVD guitar lesson is devoted to Johnson's work. And this is where part of his mystery ends. Seven of Johnson's greatest pieces are taught, showcasing representative guitar figures that recur throughout his recordings.
Condensing more than twenty years of teaching, performing and research on Johnson's guitar style, this DVD guitar lesson offers a concise and accessible demonstration of the techniques Johnson used to create his remarkable guitar parts. In this video, you will travel to the crossroads of the Delta Blues with a contemporary master and learn to play.
Here you'll learn Johnson's A-blues and E-blues in standard tuning, a Lonnie Johnson influenced tune in Dropped-D, a slide piece in Open-E (or D-tuning, capo:2) and a couple of different slide pieces in Open-A (or G-tuning, capo: 2). This is an excellent primer on solo Delta Blues using Johnson's guitar parts as the point of departure. Very well received by students literally all over the world. Originally released as a Starlicks Master Sessions Video in 1997.