Ernie Hawkins – The Guitar Of Lightnin’ Hopkins
Oct 02 2012
When you hear someone say “Texas Blues Guitar,” you may immediately think of Steve Ray and Jimmie Vaughn or maybe Freddie King. The invisible presence, buried deep in everyone of their guitar riffs, is the true king of Texas blues, Lightnin’ Hopkins. Lightnin’, who knew Blind Lemon Jefferson as a child, is Jimmie Vaughn’s favorite guitarist.
Offered here are all the basics, many of the secrets and tricks of Lightnin’s deeply accomplished, deceptively simple acoustic Texas boogie guitar style. This lesson features rare video footage from the 1950’s and 1960’s of Lightnin’ playing five tunes. Lightnin’ plays the tune and then Ernie analyzes it lick by lick. This video presents a wonderful opportunity to go to the source of Texas blues and learn from the master who inspired generations of guitar heroes. Tab & notation booklet included.
Ernie Hawkins does a fantastic job of breaking down the style of Lightnin’ Hopkins in a clear and concise style that makes it easy for a relative beginner to understand. Ernie’s DVD puts the instructor right in front of you and walks you through Lightnin’s trademark shuffle beats, turn arounds and runs and will have you playing it in no time. Ernie intuitively understands which parts may be more difficult and repeats the instruction as necessary helping you avoid the rewind button. The video quality is excellent and the split screen feature which allows you to see both fret hand and picking hand is invaluable. Also included are some excellent videos of Lightnin’ playing the songs himself.
- Baby Please Don’t Go
- Goin’ Down Slow
- Pull A Party
- Shining Moon
- Take Me Back
Running time: 01:32:59
Video: DivX 304×224; 29,970 fps; 916 kbps
Audio: MP3 2 ch, 48 KHz, 128 kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 701 Mb