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Hi all, Quick query for those who know please. I don't expect to ever be able to play like the genius he was, but, it's the journey and joy of trying. I know some basic rags, I've got some pretty good progressions down, but I'm missing the Blind Blake nuance(s)... Call it 'the sportin' right hand', or what you will. He's a complex chap! I've seen a few tuition books out there. Namely, Stefan Grossman, Woody Mann and Ari Eisinger? A DVD would be good, along with tab etc. Can anyone suggest the better of these publications? I've sat with Stefan on YouTube for a bit, and thought he was pretty accessible. I'd like something to leaf through also. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I don't want to copy Blind Blake entirely (impossible) but an insight would be enough. Cheers!
There's a lot of guys on YT showing how to 'approximate'his style archiekidd. IMHO you'd have more chance of at least simulating his feel(which is actually harder than the technicalities of his playing) with them. Tab is handy to at least get you off the blocks though. It is indeed'the journey and joy of trying'that is the thing and studying the playing of BB will do wonders for your technique.
Ari Eisinger's lesson dvd is by far the best on Blind Blake, it's definitely worth getting. In my opinion he's the only one teaching this that actually gets the way Blake swings, whether he's playing fast or slow.
A big thank you to everyone who has chimed with advice. I've got Ari on order from my local music shop. Yes, I could order it over the internet, but it's times like these that little music shops and businesses need a helping hand. Thanks and good luck to everyone out there.