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Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby muddywolf » Sun May 02, 2010 1:28 am

Can anyone recommend a book or video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues.
Especially open G.
My skill level is beginner to intermediate.
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby texas blues » Sun May 02, 2010 2:22 pm

YouTube. It's free too.
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby goldbrick » Sun May 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Keith Wyatts beginning slide video
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby stewie » Sun May 02, 2010 9:31 pm

There's the Bob Brozman series and he focuses mainly on open G but does some stuff in open D and a few other tunings. But I'll second the comment on youtube - lots of good stuff there!
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby muddywolf » Sun May 02, 2010 11:13 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'll check these out.
Texas Blues I like the videos. Good voice, rythm and soloing, good tone too.
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby Freeman » Tue May 04, 2010 1:43 pm

Stefan Grossman is always good, particularly for the absolute beginner. Brozman of course, but a little more intermediate level. Two that I am very fond of are Scott Ainsley for Robert Johnson and Rory Block for her take on RJ (and just being Rory) - both what I would call intermediate. Grossman and Ainsley at their websites, Brozman and Block at Homespun Tapes (I think).
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby kiwiblues » Thu May 06, 2010 9:10 pm

I got a lot from Bob Brozmans 3 DVDs. He gets a bit flash with his palm harmonics but he teaches good technique.
I bought a set of the Delta blues teaching DVDs which are sold on Ebay. These are good although they are taught in an almost military style. Again they are good to give the idea of good clean technique and how to get it. They also have some repertoire tracks.
http://cgi.ebay.com/6-DVD-SET-Delta-Blu ... 5191c2f26c
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby Old Stella » Thu May 06, 2010 9:56 pm

YouTube.
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby muddywolf » Sat May 15, 2010 9:51 pm

Thanks for the replies and all the info.
I've been checking Youtube and finding some good stuff.
I've also gone and found my Eric Clapton Unplugged Transcription book and I'm doing pretty good with his version of Robert Johnsons Walking Blues.
I eventually want to develop a style where I can play slide but also keep a real busy right hand that can pick bass notes in between chords and notes.
My heros are the players that sound like two people playing at once and can sing while all that is going on.
Its a tall order I know.
Anybody who says playing blues is easy is crazy or ignorant.
Its the rythm, soloing, nuances and intricacies that are difficult to play authentically.
Then you add the historical aspect and all the differnet styles and regional differences.
Its just the best.
Thanks again
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby birddog » Sun May 16, 2010 11:25 am

muddywolf wrote:Thanks for the replies and all the info.
I've been checking Youtube and finding some good stuff.
I've also gone and found my Eric Clapton Unplugged Transcription book and I'm doing pretty good with his version of Robert Johnsons Walking Blues.
I eventually want to develop a style where I can play slide but also keep a real busy right hand that can pick bass notes in between chords and notes.
My heros are the players that sound like two people playing at once and can sing while all that is going on.
Its a tall order I know.
Anybody who says playing blues is easy is crazy or ignorant.
Its the rythm, soloing, nuances and intricacies that are difficult to play authentically.
Then you add the historical aspect and all the differnet styles and regional differences.
Its just the best.
Thanks again


Your heros and mine are one and the same, I actually share all those thoughts.
Alot of people have a love/hate relationship for Clapton. Myself I happen to like what he's done in the last decade or so more than most. When I heard his 3 cuts off his "Live in Japan CD" the one with Derek Trucks, Solo acoustic "When you've got a Good Friend" is simply fabulous guitar work, followed by Key to the Highway and then Kind Hearted Woman are 3 of my all time favorites by him.
Researching and discovering the old stuff & players helps keep it fun.
Oh by the way that Keith Wyatt DVD is a good starter one, Keith does a real good job of explaining things, probably why I have more than one of his DVD's and they are cheaper than most.
I've got the Scott aninslie one but its a little over my head at this point but love his stuff.

Keep on keepin' on

Wally

(Edit)
Well its got nothing to do with slide but came accros this one, thought the guy was pretty good. Not the finger picking of Clapton but good time and chops too and thought I'd post a link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFEk15nSa4g
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Re: Looking for video to learn open tuning bottleneck blues

Postby muddywolf » Sun May 16, 2010 2:07 pm

Hey Wally,
I knew this was the place to find like minded people.
I happen to love Clapton. I never question his dedication to the blues. Even his main stream music has blues all over it.
Any critics need not look any further than the sessions for Robert Johnson, the albums Me and Mr. Johnson, From the Cradle or Unplugged.
I wouldnt have even heard of Robert Johnson or Big Bill Broonzy if not for him.
I'll check out the Keith Wyatt Dvd's
Thanks and take care.
I havent seen many people able to play R. Johnson like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBaP135Ha-M

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x297fp ... pton_music
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