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Guitar of Mance Lipscomb Volume 2

For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, blues and folk festivals, workshops, colleges, museums, parties, fist fights and millennium celebrations in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe and at every stop in the road from A Prairie Home Companion to Antone's to the Madrid Jazz Festival. He has played with blues greats such as Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, Jim Brewer, Rev. Gary Davis and many others.

Ernie has been featured in SingOut!, Fingerstyle Guitar, Dirty Linen, Acoustic Guitar, Blues Revue and Vintage Guitar magazines. He has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion", "Mountain Stage" , "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour" and XM radio. Ernie appears on Maria Muldaur's Grammy and Handy nominated and Indie Award winning album "Richland Woman Blues" and was the guitarist for the national support tour.

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    In this second DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins continues his study of Mance Lipscomb’s monotonic bass guitar style and techniques. Ernie highlights the ever popular Spoonful, two ragtime instrumentals in the key of G and A and an extended blues in the key of G.

    Titles include: Spoonful, G Rag, A Rag and Blues In G

    66 minutes • Level 3 • Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD

    Review: I bought volume two of Ernie Hawkins instruction for Mance quite a while back now and later bought volume one. Of the two, volume one is probably my pick but this second is good also. All songs allow for building variations into them, so respecting the original but creating your own effect or “continuing the folk process” as Hawkins himself observed when referring to one of his great renditions on The Artistry Of Ernie Hawkins DVD. Hawkins teaches well on this volume 2 of Mance and a bonus is some good footage of Lipscomb in concert from the 1960s. – Ken/Amazon Customer Review

    Review: These two new video lessons provide a wonderful overall view of the legendary blues artist Mance Lipscomb's guitar style and technique. Volume One (94 minutes in length) has a 48-page tab/music booklet that transcribes the seven songs taught by Hawkins and devotes time to Lipscomb's trademark: the "dead thumb: a walking driving bass string technique. Lipscomb, a native of Texas and a master of the country blues, is in good hands as Hawkins demonstrates such songs as "Captain Captain", "You Got to Reap What You Sow", and "Night Time is the Right Time" carefully and articulately. Volume Two is a good next step for guitarists who have mastered the fundamentals in Volume One. The centerpiece in Volume Two (66 minutes in length with a 40-page tab/music booklet) is "Spoonful," one of the most popular blues songs around. Other guitar numbers worth following Hawkins' patient explanation are two ragtime instrumentals in the key of G and in A. An extended blues jam in the key of G is the closer. Great sound quality and the fretboard close-ups and finger positions of Hawkins make these videos a particularly good buy for learning Lipscomb's trade secrets. - Dirty Linen


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