Here's the ultimate course in Jorma Kaukonen's unique and influential blues and country guitar fingerpicking style. These lessons are filled with wisdom, advice and invaluable skills for pickers at all levels. You'll learn five traditional and original songs, each one becoming a springboard for important musical information that will be applicable to any songs you want to play. An experienced and inspiring instructor, Jorma teaches at a leisurely pace, taking care to point out all the possible variations that will enable you to make each song your own. Jorma reviews the chord positions needed for each song, slowing them down phrase-by-phrase so that even relative beginners will be able to play the piece with some practice. He discusses his alternate bass thumb work and adds runs, bends, double-stops, bass walk-ups, blues licks, turnarounds, endings and ornamental notes to enhance your fingerpicking and blues arrangements. Each song features a dynamic "live" performance by Jorma and Barry Mitterhoff. I'll Let You Know Before I Leave, Trouble In Mind, Tom Cat Blues, Genesis and Vampire Women.