July 25 & 26
This level 2 class introduces the music of traditional blues’ great artists. From the ragtime/blues style of Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake to the Delta/Chicago grind of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Learn such techniques as: fingerpicking (ragtime, shuffle rhythm), open tuning, bottleneck slide, basic improvising, and more. This is some of the satisfying music steel string pickers can get their fingers on!
It’s a good follow-up class to Acoustic Blues Guitar 1 and other fingerpicking/blues classes.
Comfortable with open position chords. Some fingerpicking ability. Travis picking (alternating thumb) helpful, but not necessary.