Truefire - Steve Trovato's Voodoo Blues
Take a half dropper of patchouli, a dash of valerian, a pinch of black poodle dog hair, a bit of spanish moss and then stir in nine crushed peppercorns and you've concocted a pretty powerful voodoo potion that'll do wonders for your love life but little for your guitar playing prowess. No worries; that recipe follows. Ingest small daily doses of Steve Trovato's Voodoo Blues and then buckle up for frequent out-of-body experiences where your hands start doing things on the fretboard that your head only dreamed of doing before. That's the kind of voodoo you'll do after getting a grip on Trovato's signature style, which is blues-based and heavily spiced with country, rockabilly, twang, rock and jazz.
The real voodoo at work here is the relative ease and quickness with which you'll assimilate the key learnings and techniques that Trovato presents in this study program. You'll play your way through the entire course right from the start. No tedious theory. No boring exercises. No long drawn out technical lectures. Trovato gets you up and running without delay. In fact, you'll have something new, fresh and majorly cool to bring to the jam or gig within 15 minutes of digging in.
Steve guides you through 19 rhythm patterns and comping approaches; each immensely versatile and each featuring voicings, techniques and rhythmic nuances that will majorly round out your rhythm chops. Combine, mix and twist these ideas around and your bag will grow so deep and fat that you'll need a wheelbarrow to carry it around with you.
Steve then steps you through 23 soloing examples; each likewise packed with ample vocabulary, techniques and smooth moves to keep your solos fresh, innovative and highly interesting. Take those stock licks of yours to the cleaners and give your lead work an extreme voodoo makeover as Trovato passes on his approach for double-stops, pedal steel bends, palm muting, chicken pickin', vibrato, hybrid picking, release bends, whole and half-step bends, slides, chord punches and key learnings for keeping your solos and improvisations melodic, balanced and passionate.
All of the examples and lessons are presented in context over a rhythm track, which you will later use to practice with. Steve first performs the example and then breaks it down for you note-by-note, technique-by-technique. All of the examples are tabbed, notated and also formatted as Power Tab and Guitar Pro interactive tab/notation files.
The Voodoo Blues learning process is straight-forward, contextual, hands-on and highly effective. You will have a blast working with the material and every practice session with the course will yield immediate results. Get your voodoo on!