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The Art of the Folk-Blues Guitar: Jerry Silverman

The Art of the Folk-Blues Guitar: Jerry Silverman

Folksinger, author, and guitar instructor Jerry Silverman (b. 1931) recorded this instructional album in 1964. Adapting his book on folk blues for audio record, Silverman, playing acoustical guitar, provides a musical answer to the question “What is blues?” in the opening track. Several tracks, such as “Another Blues Strum” and “Walking Bass and Boogie Woogie,” use samples from blues guitar pioneers such as Josh White and Lead Belly to illustrate different approaches to playing the blues guitar. The liner notes include written instructions and musical notation for the various playing styles discussed throughout the recording.

Track Listing

101
Introduction to Blues Jerry Silverman 1:49
102
Tablature -MELTAB and GITAB Jerry Silverman 2:29
103
Basic Blues Arpeggio Jerry Silverman 11:57
104
Another Blues Strum Jerry Silverman 7:00
201
Choking the Strings Jerry Silverman 2:07
202
Walking Bass and Boogie Woogie Jerry Silverman 2:57
203
Flat Pick and the Church Lick Jerry Silverman 4:55
204
Peripatetic Pinky Jerry Silverman 2:45
205
Seven-Seventh Chord Jerry Silverman 2:03
206
Finger-Picking and the Independent Thumb Jerry Silverman 3:35
207
The Break Jerry Silverman 2:10

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