Robert Johnson Guitar Technique

$25 ($25 members) · 75 minutes · Single meeting

This 75 minute workshop will explore the chord forms and techniques Johnson employed to create his iconic accompaniments in standard tuning as well as dropped-D, and will touch on critical slide guitar techniques. Bring a guitar in standard tuning, a slide that fits snuggly on your little finger, something to write with and on, and a sound recording device, if you have one.

A teacher and performer who gets consistently high marks from his students, Scott transcribed the recordings of Mississippi Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson for his book, “Robert Johnson/At The Crossroads” and has a useful and well-reviewed instruction DVD on Johnson’s music, “Robert Johnson: Signature Licks” available through http://cattailmusic.com. Scott’s fifth solo recording, “Thunder’s Mouth,” received strong reviews from DownBeat, SingOut! and Blues Revue magazines and remained on the Americana Music Top 40 chart for six weeks. "Thunder's Mouth" features a mix of traditional African-American and African-influenced songs and blues along with four of Ainslie’s well-wrought originals.

Prerequisites

Intermediate guitar skills and familiarity with using a slide.

Special Info

Bring a guitar in standard tuning, a slide that fits snuggly on your little finger, something to write with and on, and a sound recording device, if you have one.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000