X
Homespun Tutorial

Rory Block Teaches the Guitar of Robert Johnson Vol. 1

  4.6   (1)  - log in to review
12 Videos | Length: 1hr 50min 5sec
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
*Only in the All-Access Pass
Sample this tutorial...
  • image description

    Introduction (11:43)


  • image description

    Open Tuning, Right Hand Techniques, & the Clawhammer Approach (9:55)


  • image description

    Left/Right Hand String Dampening & the Slide Technique (12:13)


  • image description

    High Slides Into the 12th Fret & Transition Licks (9:38)


  • image description

    More Robert Johnson Licks Broken Down (12:34)


  • image description

    Decending Bass Lines & Intro/Ending Figures (6:29)


  • image description

    "Preaching Blues" Broken Down (11:56)


  • image description

    Performance of "Preaching Blues" (2:51)


  • image description

    "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" Broken Down (14:12)


  • image description

    Performance of "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" (2:40)


  • image description

    Rory's Signature Guitar & Vocal Approaches (7:16)


  • image description

    "Terraplane Blues" & Practice Tips (8:38)


In this Homespun videos series, learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time, Robert Johnson! Award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks, runs, strums, bass lines, turnarounds and other important guitar elements that combine to make up the unique Robert Johnson sound.

Robert Johnson’s unearthly singing and intricate Mississippi Delta style slide guitar have inspired innumerable players in the decades since his untimely death in 1938. Working in open G and D tunings, Rory provides a series of informational keys – specific guitar techniques that "open doors and unlock information" to allow you to play any song in Robert Johnson’s repertoire.

Watch and learn how to get a good slide sound, as well as the percussive picking and strumming skills you’ll need to achieve that special Robert Johnson feel. Rory also discusses the blues singing style, provides fascinating insights into the Mississippi blues, and shows how to establish the energy, drive and motivation that will make you a funkier, more interesting player.

Although these skills pertain to any Robert Johnson song, you’ll learn detailed renditions of If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day, Terraplane Blues and Preaching Blues.


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1500 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.

MarioMG
Submitted 5 months ago

Clear and helpful.

It's help me to understand the R. Johnson style.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Acid, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reason, Samplitude

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Rory Block is world renowned for her mastery of country blues, has won the W.C. Handy award for "Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year" in 1997 and 1998 and "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" in 1996 & 1999. Add to these laurels her latest award, the French "Trophees France Blues 98 - International Guitarist Acoustique '98’ and one can see that Rory Block has become one of the all-time highest regarded blues artists in the world.
 
Block plays regularly to devoted, enthusiastic audiences throughout America and Europe. She's performed and recorded with an such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo, Jorma Kaukonen, the Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many others. She is an esteemed presence as a songwriter, having garnered not only a gold record in Europe for her album, Best Blues And Originals, but has also won three INDIE awards for "Best Adult Contemporary Album of the Year."
 
She is beloved for the power and honesty of her songwriting and for the unique directness and passion of her performances.
 
In 2010, Block released her autobiography in .pdf format and a limited print run titled When A Woman Gets The Blues.

Products by Rory

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Rory Block Teaches the Guitar of Robert Johnson Vol. 1

    In this Homespun videos series, learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time, Robert Johnson! Award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks, runs, strums, bass lines, turnarounds and other important guitar elements that combine to make up the unique Robert Johnson sound.

You might be also interested in

Larry Campbell has played with some of the biggest names in the music business, but he grew up listening to the inspirational songs and dazzling guitar technique of the Rev. Gary Davis.

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

John Hammond's passion and commitment to his music have inspired blues lovers throughout the world for more than forty years. Now guitarists (and harmonica players) can learn, up close, how John plays the songs, licks, grooves and soulful solos that make up his dynamic blues style.

In this insightful Homespun video series, Jorma Kaukonen breaks down his fingerpicking style, lick by lick, with important tips on use of the slide, open tunings, right hand picking and innumerable other techniques.

In this Homespun videos series, learn the fine art of backing Celtic tunes on guitar! Explore the strumming patterns, bass lines, accents and syncopations that Celtic guitar hero John Doyle uses to drive a tune forward.

In this Homespun videos series, guitar legend Laurence Juber demystifies DADGAD guitar tuning, and how it is most closely associated with the droning, bagpipe-like sounds of Celtic music. Laurence Juber has taken it to a whole new level, with his use of beautiful cascading notes and complex harmonies and more.

In this Homespun videos series, you’ll learn the skills every guitar player needs to play beautiful solos and create exciting improvisations. Jazz pro Mike DeMicco gives you a complete understanding of what jazz guitar is all about, taking you through a wide variety of scales, modes, arpeggios and chord voicings, and then teaches you how to practice them so you can move around the fingerboard with ease.

Get started playing electric guitar and have fun doing it! The key to success on a new instrument is motivation, and this lesson has you making cool music immediately - inspiring you (or your kids) to practice and improve quickly.

In this Homespun instructional video, Bob Brozman uses a variety of instruments including a Weissenborn, a Dobro-type resophonic and a National steel, to teach the funky blues tunes, cool riffs and adventurous improvisations that he pulls from his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.

At over 4 hours long, this fantastic collection of guitar videos feature country lead lines, phrases, and riffs thoughtfully presented by pro guitarists John Heussenstamm, Josh Tovar, and Chad Johnson. Each and every authentic lick includes a walk-through explanation and note-for-note, on-screen tab. Normal and slow-speed performance demos are included to really help viewers master the licks. Get your Country on now!

Rory Block Teaches the Guitar of Robert Johnson Vol. 1 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Clear and helpful. It's help me to understand the R. Johnson style.
Date published: 2018-04-06
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy