Blind Blake ebook

€ 12.50 

Blind Blake Full Option

€ 20 



Blind Blake was an amazing guitar player who had a fully matured style when he began recording in 1926.

He influenced many guitarists from Big Bill Broonzy in the 20ies to Blind Boy Fuller in the 30ies. 

I don't believe in reproducing Blake's pieces exactly how he played them; my interpretations are faithful to his style and musical language. In the lesson video's I also teach you how to sing the songs, the lyrics are written under the tab.


Following songs are taught in full :


1. Hard Road Blues
Standard tuning key of G
Like many of Blake's pieces this one has an underlying triplet feel.  It uses many of the typical moves he uses in his playing of this key.  I added a solo based on Ari Eisinger's version.
4 pages of tab, lesson video of  37 minutes

Performance video

2. Detroit Bound
Standard tuning key of C (I'm tuned a half step low)
Certainly Blake's favorite key in which his ragtime influenced playing shines.  Also a great example of his rhythmic sense, switching between time signatures, mixing picking with single string runs.  I added a solo and play it slightly faster than Blake.
4 pages of tab, lesson video of 31 minutes

Performance video

3- Bad Feeling Blues
Drop D tuning (DADGBE), key of D
Blake recorded more than 100 songs but only three are in this tuning.  Nevertheless he showes he's well at home in it.  The avalanche of licks will keep you busy.  The tune is known for its difficult fingering at times but threre's an easy way around it without losing any musical quality.  I love that unique turnaround.
3 pages of tab, lesson video of 30  minutes

Performance video


Full Option ebook

For only  7.50 Euro more (totals €20 for 8 songs) I'll add to the above ebook all my previous Blind Blake lessons (they are already listed over several of the Lesson Packs).  This offer is interesting for those who don't have the Lesson Packs containing these songs yet.

You'll get following extra songs in the "Full Option"


Featured in Lesson Pack 3


1- Georgia Bound

One of Blind Blake's best songs in the key of C.
Tab is only for the accompaniment.  The solo's have been published in a book by Stefan Grossman (I explain this in the lesson video) but I show them to you in the video.

Performance Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xac8gj9z5w

Lesson Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIrQ8IlfBuo



2- Doing a Stretch

Another great song by Blind Blake in the key of F.  This is not a often used key and makes this song even more interesting.  In country blues playing in the key of F is not as hard as you think.  It has unique sounds and well worth exploring.
Completely tabbed out (intro, verse, solo's and ending).

Performance and lesson Video



Featured in Lesson Pack 4


3- Rope Stretchin' Blues

One of Blind Blake's most intriguing songs.  The tab of my version contains the intro/outro, the first verse, all the variations used in the other verses, the solo.

Performance and lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS7YDFjUB5I


4- Fighting the Jug

A great Blind Blake song in the key of F.  Lotsa double bass playing and interesting solo's.

Performance and lesson video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va1FmIYqIeM 


Featured in Lesson Pack 6


5- Early Morning Blues

Blind Blake's first recording and a great blues in the key of C.  I added several licks from David Bromberg's version to give it a more modern sound. 

Lesson/Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhEECIEjxI8

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