Robert Johnson Guitar DVD
taught by Scott Ainslie

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Acoustic Guitar Article and Videos

The November 2009 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine features Scott's article on Robert Johnson with TAB and accompanying video clips.

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Robert Johnson Guitar Signature Licks DVD
Taught by Scott Ainslie

Conceived and executed as a companion to Ainslie’s landmark book, Robert Johnson/At The Crossroads, this DVD lesson covers seven of Johnson’s songs with engaging information about Johnson’s time, technique, and influences.

Johnson was the original ‘unplugged’ star–an impassioned master of the Blues whose life and death were shrouded in mystery. His playing and singing have burned themselves into the memories of every musician who has heard them, and in the 1960s, cut sharply across the developing foundations of Rock and Roll.

Here, finally, Scott Ainslie presents a lesson devoted to Johnson’s work. This is where part of the mystery ends.

Ainslie literally ‘wrote the book’ on Robert Johnson. Here is his first DVD for Hal Leonard, Ainslie teaches seven of Johnson’s greatest pieces. Condensing more than a decade of blues teaching, performing and research on Johnson’s guitar style, Ainslie delivers a startlingly concise and accessible demonstration of the techniques Johnson used to create his remarkable guitar parts.

In this DVD, you will travel to the crossroads of the Delta Blues with a contemporary master and learn to play:

Kindhearted Woman Blues
(standard tuning, key of A)
Sweet Home Chicago
(standard tuning, key of E)
Drunken Hearted Man
(Dropped-D a la Lonnie Johnson)
Ramblin’ On My Mind
(Open E or D tuning, slide)
Walkin’ Blues
(Open G or A tuning, slide)
Come On In My Kitchen
(Open G or A tuning, slide)
Crossroad Blues
(Open G or A tuning, slide)