John Hammond is regarded as one of the most prolific and outstanding solo acoustic blues guitarists on the scene today. His career has spanned more than four decades, and he has recorded and apppeared on nearly 50 albums. In this in-depth interview taped in 1991, you get an inside glimpse of John's aspirations, his style and techniques that distinguish him as a unique and inspiring solo blues guitarist. In four performances, John demonstrates and discusses his slide guitar technique, finger picking,string dampening, and his unique use of string effecty, open tuning and time shifts. He also discusses his vocals and harmonica playing, accomp anied by 6- or 12-string guitar, and demonstrates in live performances. His intense and seductive harmonica playing creates a mood with rivetingvibrato, dynamic voicing, bending and phrasing. This DVD will keep you riveted to your seat, as John reveals his influences, aspirations and experience as a solo acoustic blues act. In the accompanying booklet, Johnteaches you licks and phrases from the blues masters, both in standard notation and guitar tablature. 60 minutes.
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