"One-String Diddley Bow" Guitar Lesson Video Course - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
"One-String Diddley Bow" Guitar Lesson Video Course - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
"One-String Diddley Bow" Guitar Lesson Video Course - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
"One-String Diddley Bow" Guitar Lesson Video Course - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

"One-String Diddley Bow" Guitar Lesson Video Course - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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Learning the One-String Diddley Bow is one of the best ways to quickly master the foundational techniques for Blues guitar and bottleneck slide!  Many blues legends started their musical journey playing the Diddley Bow, from Elmore James and Lightning Hopkins, to Blind Willie Johnson and Jimi Hendrix.  Whether you are a total beginner or a professional guitarist, this video course will help you tone up your blues chops the same way the masters did… on one string!  In this video course Justin Johnson guides you step-by-step with his patient and thorough teaching style, sharing the deeper techniques and knowledge that will allow you to master the Diddley Bow and refine your style as a guitarist.  


This full-length video course will give you foundational techniques for using the bottleneck slide, applying emotional vibrato, controlling your right and left hand techniques, muting, anchoring, secrets to playing in tune, getting better tone and rhythm, and much more.  These techniques are taught using songs examples from some fo the most iconic and deep-rooted melodies in American musical tradition.


On-Screen and PDF Tablature Included!

 

COURSE CONTENTS:

CHAPTER 1:

  • Intro to the One-String Diddley Bow
  • What is a Diddley Bow
  • History of the Diddley Bow
  • Learning the Parts of the Diddley Bow
  • How to Tune the Diddley Bow
  • Understanding Fret Markers
  • How to Mark Your Own Frets
  • Marking Frets Using Harmonics 
  • Marking Frets with String
  • How to Hold the Diddley Bow
  • Balance and Control the Diddley Bow

CHAPTER 2:

  • How to Play with a Guitar Slide
  • Which Finger To Use with the Guitar Slide
  • Playing Slide with Your Ring Finger
  • Playing Slide with Your Pinky Finger
  • Getting Comfortable with the Guitar Slide
  • Playing in Tune with the Guitar Slide
  • Sliding Between Notes
  • How to Use Vibrato 

CHAPTER 3:

  • Bo Diddley Beat
  • Left-Hand Muting
  • How to Use a Guitar Pick
  • Up & Down Strokes
  • Keeping Good Rhythm
  • Slow Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Up-Beat Tempo Play-Along Track

CHAPTER 4:

  • Playing Scales on the Diddley Bow 
  • G Major Scale
  • Playing Scales in Tune
  • Checking Tuning with a Chromatic Tuner

CHAPTER 5:

  • SONG WALKTHROUGH: When the Saints Go Marching In  
  • Slow Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Up-Beat Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Taking The Song to the Next Level

CHAPTER 6:

  • SONG WALKTHROUGH: In the Pines
  • G Minor Scale
  • Slow Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Up-Beat Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Taking The Song to the Next Level

CHAPTER 7:

  • The Blues Scale

CHAPTER 8:

  • SONG WALKTHROUGH: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
  • Slow Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Up-Beat Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Taking The Song to the Next Level

CHAPTER 9:

  • SONG WALKTHROUGH: Rollin’ & Tumblin’
  • Slow Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Up-Beat Tempo Play-Along Track
  • Taking The Song to the Next Level