TrueFire - West Coast Blues (2010) - DVDRip
Getting a solid grip on the phrasing and rhythmic qualities of West Coast blues is also the key to achieving a real sense of boogie, swing, and jump ala Texas blues. Good enough for Stevie Ray, Jimmy Vaughn, Anson Funderburgh, and Johnny Guitar Watson - good enough for us. And what blues player worth their salt doesn't have a couple of dozen jazzy bebopish lines to spice up their solos and improvisations?!
David Blacker's West Coast Blues delivers all of the above. Composer, producer, and top NYC educator, Blacker has been featured on numerous albums, commercials and radio spots. Blacker has studied and documented "roots" styles of guitar for almost twenty years establishing him as one of the few top experts in the field.
Blacker has pulled together an essential vocabulary of West Coast Blues phrases, feels and techniques. Rather than just working through a collection of "licks" and theory, Blacker has designed a contextual course of study; you'll play your way through the course working with 10 rhythm tracks, learning 30 choruses worth of West Coast Blues solos.
Blacker performs and then breaks down (with both technical and theoretical insight) 3 individual choruses for each of the following grooves:
Blues in Rhythm
Texas Twang Shuffle
Juke Joint Jump
Strat Cat Boogie
Swing It Blues
Country Guitar Boogie
Master these 30 choruses and you'll have all the moves, feels, applied theory and phrases needed to take on any Jump or West Coast Blues playing situation. Better yet, your contemporary blues bag will explode with new colors, tasty lines and improvisational possibilities.