Blues master Steve James packs a whole bunch of absorbing blues guitar lessons into this DVD tutorial, from the Delta to Chicago styles and beyond. Beginning with a simple 8-bar sequence, James describes how adding simple slides, hammer-ons, bass notes and vamps even the most basic chord idea can develop a life of its own - with examples from the styles of Mance Lipscomb, Scrapper Blackwell and Robert Johnson. Open tuning Blues is also explored. sing the open-G tuning, James discusses proper slide techniqe and good tone. His open-D showstopper combines hammer-ons, pull-offs, slide, percussive slapping, palm muting and much more to create a style of playing that simply dazzles! Throughout the lessons you will learn new elements of chord theory and harmony, as well as an arsenal of tricks, riffs and rhythms that will transform your own blues guitar playing forever.