Stefan Grossman (b.1945)

Fingerpicking Guitar Exercises & Hot Licks

for the Blues and Ragtime Guitarist

for: Guitar

2 DVDs (learning video)

Item no.677593
Author/ComposerStefan Grossman
Release year2017
Publisher/ProducerMusic Sales
Producer No.GW 1050/1
38.70 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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I don't believe in doing dry and boring Guitar exercises. I like to practice different techniques and styles within the scope of a song arrangement. Fingerstyle blues and ragtime Guitar offers the student many interesting and challenging ideas that can help build up your fretboard knowledge and control of your left and right hands as well as learning some hot licks and grooves.

Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on each DVD. The Bonus Audio sections include original recordings relating to the exercises.


In this double DVD lesson we will study and explore:

  • The Alternating Bass
  • The Monotonic Bass
  • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
  • The Cocaine Blues Exercise
  • The Soldier's Drill Exercise
  • Single String Runs
  • Chord Fingerings
  • The Syncopated Bass
  • Stumble Bass Endings
  • Rhythmic Licks
  • Combining the Rhythmic Lick with Chordal Runs
  • Counterpoint Lines and Melodies
  • The Blues Vibrato in the Key of C
  • Lonnie Johnson's Blues in the Key of D
  • Mississippi John Hurt's Blues in the Key of E
  • Delta Blues in the Key of E
  • Lightnin' Hopkins' Blues in the Key of E
  • Blues in the Key of A