by Brother John  December 12, 2008 10:56 pm

The Blues Preachers, Brother John and Captain Bluetongue, perform their version of Blind Willie Johnson’s Need Somebody On Your Bond as featured in The Blues Preachers E-book.

by Brother John  October 29, 2007 10:27 pm

Brother John and Captain Bluetongue from the Blues Preachers play their version of Blind Arthur Blake’s Wabash Rag.

by Brother John  July 22, 2007 11:15 am

Brother John Morris presents the monotonic bass style of fingerpicking as used by Mance Lipscomb, Lightning Hopkins and Big Bill Broonzy.

by Brother John   11:01 am

Baby please don’t go by Lightning Hopkins. Beginners level Arrangement by Brother John Morris.

by Brother John   10:51 am

Brother John presents a classic blues in A based on the playing of Robert Johnson.
This arrangement is in the monotonic bass style. It also has some syncopated and walking bass notes.

by Brother John  July 15, 2007 10:41 am

An introduction to slide guitar by Brother John explaining 2 ways of playing bottleneck slide guitar.
1. Single note style with right hand muting.
2. Used in conjuction with the alternating bass style where the slide plays mainly on the first string.
A simple version of Blind Willie Johnson’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine is used to demonstrate this approach.

by Brother John  July 13, 2007 9:32 am

An introduction to the Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar studio by Brother John Morris. Today we are looking at the alternating bass style as played by Mississippi John Hurt and featured in his song Louis Collins.

by Brother John  July 12, 2007 6:29 am

A tuition video featuring Pay Day by Mississippi John Hurt and played by Brother John Morris. It is in the alternating bass fingerpicking style. Pay Day is in open D tuning (DADF#AD). The bass in this song alternates constantly between the 6th and the 4th strings. There are no chord changes. This piece is a good example of the power and beauty in the simplicity of a melody supported by a D drone.