Roy Book Binder Teaches a Basic C Rag





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Published on May 11, 2008

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If you're ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, Roy Book Binder has assembled a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques to help you do it. Roy humbly calls this thorough breakdown of the elements of his own fingerstyle blues style "some tricks about playing the guitar," but don't let his laconic delivery fool you. By the time you're finished studying with "Book," you'll have a solid base of skills under your fingertips.Roy's firsthand knowledge of the great Piedmont-style players makes this video a must for anyone who loves traditional blues. Our trademark Homespun split screen makes it easy to learn as Roy demonstrates a wide variety of chords, right- and left-hand patterns and several of his favorite licks. He also teaches endings, runs, slides, open-string techniques, pull-offs, hammer-ons, damping, turnarounds and much more! By the end of this video, you will have mastered Pink Anderson's snapping string technique, Rev. Gary Davis' two-finger style and Roy's arrangements to "Black Dog Blues," "Hesitation Blues" and his own medley of ragtime/blues.

For the DVD version of these titles you can get them at Homespun Tapes:
Blues By The Book - DVD 1

Blues By The Book - Two-DVD Set

Comments • 75

Drew Howard
I like how Roy talks his intro spiel over his pickin'. Not an easy task!
Tom Pollock
God! Your intro to this vid w vocals sounds like the tune Alices Restaurant Very nice!
Acoustix Lucky
Could be a little boogie woogie in that stach if you ask me
Digital Witness
That stache!
Bob W
Not the greatest teacher, have to keep back tracking to check out the chords. Play each chord separately and slowly before the 'fancier' stuff.
Amo el Rag.
martin evans
great song
Daniel Benjamin
I tried playing this. I can do the thumb picking or pinky picking independently but doing them together!!!! This song sounds deceptively simple yet trying to play it has taken me back to the frustrations faced when I picked up the guitar.
Steve Richardson
I see folk are whining about your style..damn their eyes, fules...lovely stuff Roy, keep it up.
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