Blues & Rock examines the playing styles of eight of the greatest and
most influential blues and rock guitarists that have ever lived: Eric
Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, T-Bone Walker, B. B. King,
Albert King and Freddie King. Kings of Blues & Rock is presented in
eight Volumes, one volume for each artist.
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This volume of video guitar lessons examines the playing style of Johnny Winter. Born in 1944,
Johnny played clarinet and ukulele before moving over to guitar, and by the
time he was 15 he was one of the hottest guitar players in Texas, cutting
sessions and playing live in Louisiana clubs. Initially inspired by Jimi Hendrix
and Cream to push the limits of modern blues into a form he referred
to as progressive blues, Johnny's incendiary playing makes him one of the
greatest and most influential blues and rock guitarists of all-time.
One of the earmarks of Johnny Winter's guitar style is his blazing speed and
precision, as exemplified by tracks like "Be Careful With A Fool," "Good
Morning Little Schoolgirl," "Memory Pain' and his slide guitar tour-de-force
cover of Bob Dylan's "Highway 61." On both slide and standard guitar, Johnny
has always displayed the ability to spin brilliantly constructed, virtuoso
solos that feature his advanced technical skills; a complete study of his
playing style will offer aspiring guitarists a lifetime of practice in
pursuit of capturing just a taste of his sound and style.
Kings of Blues & Rockwill impact your playing in two distinctly
different but equally important ways: first, you will learn how to play
guitar in the style of Johnny Winter;
more importantly, you will be able to take this information and use it to
create your own style and sound in rock and blues guitar.
The playing styles of each artist is examined in a variety of musical
settings designed around the artists' signature style and performances. All
of the solo segments are played first at tempo, over practice rhythm tracks,
and then presented slowly with thorough explanations. Practice rhythm tracks
are provided so that you can practice the solo examples as presented and
work on creating your own solo variations and ideas. Also discussed is the
type of guitar and amp each artist favors, and the means by which they
achieve their distinct, signature sound.
Your Kings of Blues & Rock instructor, Andy Aledort is
himself a "King" amongst players, editors and educators. Aledort has served
as senior editor for several top guitar magazines, has authored over 200
guitar instruction books and DVDs and tours with high-profile artists such
as Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts, and the Allman Brothers band.