Stefan Grossman – Shake That Thing: The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt Vol. One Complete Set: Lessons 1-3
Mississippi John Hurt was one of the all time greats in the story of blues guitar. His guitar style revolves around an alternating bass approach and seems deceptively simple but is in fact full of tricks and turns. In this volume we focus on arrangements in the key of G and C.
LESSON ONE: Key Of G: Some of Mississippi John Hurt’s best known tunes are played in the Key of G. This is a very convenient key for developing a strong alternating bass technique. Shake That Thing, Spike Driver’s Blues, Casey Jones, Got The Blues Can’t Be Satisfied and Joe Turner are all taught.
LESSON TWO: Key Of C: Mississippi John played many songs in the key of C. He had so many fine arrangements in this key that we will need two lessons to cover a host of exciting songs. We begin with Satisfied And Tickled Too, Make Me A Pallet and Nobody’s Dirty Business.
LESSON THREE: More in the Key Of C: John had many unusual arrangements in this key and we shall explore four of these in this lesson. Spider Spider, Richland Woman Blues, Louis Collins and Let The Mermaid Flirt With Me are taught.
For the intermediate guitarist.
32 page PDF Tab/Music Booklet and MP3s included.