#1
I was looking on Youtube, watching Eric Clapton's "Sessions for Robert J" and I happened on this dude. I've only checked out one of his videos but it seems pretty informative if, like me, you have been trying to get to grips with some acoustic riffs:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wbrDnmD6lZc&feature=related
"I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord." RL Burnside.

"I won't waste my love on a nation" BRMC
#3
Cool, I'll check them out.
"I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord." RL Burnside.

"I won't waste my love on a nation" BRMC
#4
I've been following "Bind Boy's" lessons for well over a year now. His approach to teaching is unique but works very well. The acoustic blues technique I've developed is mostly down to his inspirational lessons, if anyone reading this has never watch one of his lessons then I highly recommend that you do!

http://www.deltabluestips.com
#5
Thanks for the link, that's so much easier than searching youtube.
"I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord." RL Burnside.

"I won't waste my love on a nation" BRMC
#6
I think the best way, along with videos etc. like mentioned above, would be to simply listen to the music as much as possible. Absorb it sleeping, try to pick riffs up etc.

Delta blues uses lots of open tunings, slide playing and complex interaction between the bass notes and treble on the high strings. Hope that helps
#7
Quote by slayer1516
I think the best way, along with videos etc. like mentioned above, would be to simply listen to the music as much as possible. Absorb it sleeping, try to pick riffs up etc.

Delta blues uses lots of open tunings, slide playing and complex interaction between the bass notes and treble on the high strings. Hope that helps


All well and good, but often a video shows such things far better. Listening to Robert Johnson is terrifying, on stuff like 'Terraplane Blues' you can simply forget he has a slide on until he plays a lick. Technically he is so incredible, you think "who else is playing with him?" or "how the hell does he do that?"

As there is plenty of footage of Son House, Skip James and Lightnin' Hopkins. They all show the delta blues but none as much as Skip. His influence is vital, yet often overlooked in blues.
#8
Quote by ze monsta
...Listening to Robert Johnson is terrifying...


In this video, Eric Clapton makes some interesting comments on Robert Johnson's playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETELORdwmJA

(Not sure where I got the heads-up on this sometime this week. If it was here on UG, many thanks.)
#10
Quote by Ancient Jello
In this video, Eric Clapton makes some interesting comments on Robert Johnson's playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETELORdwmJA

(Not sure where I got the heads-up on this sometime this week. If it was here on UG, many thanks.)


That's the video I was watching when I found the lessons. I think it's incredible to see a musician as accomplished as Clapton struggle with this (you might have to watch a few separate ones to see it).
"I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord." RL Burnside.

"I won't waste my love on a nation" BRMC