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Guitar of Chris Smither: Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style
     

The Guitar of Chris Smither: Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style

Director: Chris Smither

Cast: Chris Smither

 
Chris Smithers is known for his ability to combine the fingerstyle techniques of such blues masters as Lightnin' Hopkins, Skip James, and others while he performs. He shares some of his favorite licks before playing a number of his most requested songs, carefully explaining techniques as he incorporates them into the music. Features Smithers playing "Happier Blue,"

Overview

Chris Smithers is known for his ability to combine the fingerstyle techniques of such blues masters as Lightnin' Hopkins, Skip James, and others while he performs. He shares some of his favorite licks before playing a number of his most requested songs, carefully explaining techniques as he incorporates them into the music. Features Smithers playing "Happier Blue," "Hold On," "Can't Shake These Blues," and "Link of Chain.". He offers tips on ways that students can try to improvise and develop their own styles once they've mastered these songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
UPC:
0073999231298
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hal Leonard
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
47,971

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intro "Link of Chain" [4:51]
2. Standard Tuning [:52]
3. "Link of Chain" Broken Down [2:16]
4. "Link of Chain" Second Part [3:41]
5. "Link of Chain" Third Part [1:47]
6. "Link of Chain" Performance [1:24]
7. "Link of Chain" Solo Section [3:18]
8. "Happier Blue" Performance [4:21]
9. "Happier Blue" Broken Down [3:41]
10. Open D Tuning [2:10]
11. "Hold On" Performance [4:17]
12. "Hold On" Broken Down [4:36]
13. "Hold On" Bar Chord Licks [4:41]
14. "Hold On" Introduction [1:32]
15. "Killin' the Blues" Performance [6:31]
16. "Killin' the Blues" Broken Down [6:16]
17. "Killin' the Blues" Played Again [5:01]
18. Chris' Guitar [1:25]
19. "Can't Shake These Blues" [1:24]
20. "Can't Shake These Blues" Performance [3:52]
21. "Can't Shake These Blues" Broken Down [3:58]
22. "Can't Shake These Blues" Second Part [3:59]
23. The Devil's Real [5:42]
24. Outro [3:32]

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