Truefire - Kings of Blues & Rock - Vol 3 - Duane Allman
FLV/AVC, data-dvd, ~900 Kbps | 854×480, 30 fps | AAC, 44.1 kHz, 192 kbps | English | ~ 75 minutes | 550 Mb
This volume of video guitar lessons examines the playing style of Duane Allman. Duane Allman is one of the most interesting blues/rock guitarists ever. Born in 1946, Duane had many of the same blues guitar influences as his contemporaries Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, and was greatly influenced by them as well. A large part of Duane's uniqueness comes down to the incredible freedom with which he played. With his groundbreaking band, The Allman Brothers, Duane explored uncharted musical paths with such classic songs as "Whipping Post," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Mountain Jam," weaving jazz-like lines through his blues/soul/country leanings.
But the area that Duane stands out the most is his slide guitar playing: simply stated, no one before Duane played slide guitar with the level of controlled virtuosity that he displays on tracks like "Statesboro Blues," "One Way Out," "Don't Leave Me Wonderin'" and many others. With his signature glass Coricidin bottle used as a slide and worn on his ring finger, and using his fingers to pick, Duane established a very high standard for the art of slide guitar, and his work has been emulated by countless guitarists since his untimely death, at the age of 24, in 1971.
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