Keith Wyatt – Beyond Basics: Solo Acoustic Blues Guitar
Jun 25 2015
Guitar instructor Keith Wyatt offers lessons on bass lines, turnarounds, hammer-ons, fingerpicking, and more in this entry in Warner Brothers’ Beyond Basics series.
The history of the blues comes alive as GIT’s head instructor Keith Wyatt shows how to play classic chord and single-note phrases on the acoustic.
This DVD picks up where Acoustic Blues Guitar leaves off as Keith goes deep into the style with advanced chord and melody combinations, bass lines, the blues scale, turnarounds, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and special fingerpicking ideas. Keith also captures the essence of acoustic blues legends such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, and Lonnie Johnson.
Keith Wyatt s an outstanding instructor, and he takes you step by step through some basics foundational blues lines n this one. What’s here is excellent. However, the assumption is that having given you a few examples, you will be able to go off and improvise on your own.
No booklet or PDF file with this DVD but if you’ve learned to play the chord changes for 12 bars and a turnaround or two and want to take it to the next level, then there isn’t a better video that I’ve found that can open the door and give you the tools to play acoustic blues. Working exclusively in the key of E and A, Keith takes you through basic licks and tricks leaving room for you to work with what he gives you, that is bringing you to the door, providing the keys that will allow you to begin riffing and soloing – to get down and play 12 bar blues. Yes, he does present in detail some simple solos but the beauty of what he’s doing is that what you learn in one 12 bar lesson can then be combined with what you learn in the next to create something of your own and so on with the next piece and that my friends is as good as it gets. It depends on where you are with your playing, but if you are a few steps beyond beginner and looking to play the blues – this is a gift from heaven or maybe from the hellhounds of Hades.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 720×480 9800 kbps 29.97 fps AR: 4:3
Audio: MP3 256 kpbs
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.5 Gb