In this first video, Happy Traum and John Sebastian introduce the playing style of Mississippi John Hurt and how you can incorporate this into your own playing.
Here we learn the simple picking song Spike Driver's Blues.
We move on to another tuned played with a capo on the second fret.
The next song we learn is a old, famous blues song that John loved to play for his audience.
We learn another song in the key of A, Monday Morning Blues.
The high fret solo is introduced in this song, Candy Man.
We now move into the key of C with Richland Woman Blues.
In this tutorial we go over My Creole Blues and a few variations.
Next, we go over the classic Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor, Mississippi John style.
This video looks at two different songs with the second one being in the key of D.
This song, Avalon Blues, is shown played without the thumb pick for a more unique sound.
In this final video, the guys play a tribute song to Mississippi John Hurt.
No traditional musician is better loved than Mississippi John Hurt, and in this Homespun video series, you’ll learn the songs, licks, sounds and techniques that make Mississippi John Hurt's music so popular.
Mississippi John Hurt has influenced innumerable musicians through the years and, four decades after his death, his songs and instrumentals continue to be played throughout the world by novice guitarists and professionals alike.
John Sebastian and Happy Traum, whose friendship goes back to the sixties, had the privilege of knowing John Hurt and hearing him play first hand. With their enthusiasm and love of his music, they take apart eleven of his classic songs, bringing fresh insights into the picking styles of this treasured artist.
If you’re into this style of music, this series is a must watch!
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