Electric Blues instructor in East bay

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  1. vpittman

    vpittman Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm looking for a good electric blues instructor somewhere in the East Bay, Ca.
    I've been playing for about 7 years, but don't seem to where I think I should be... I'd like to focus on learning complete songs, Holwin' Wolf, Magic Sam, Johnny Winter, with theory as necessary to pull things together.

    I live in San Ramon, so Pleasanton, Walnut Creek would be perfect...

    Thanks !
    Victor
     
  2. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

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    Seek out Volker Strifler for a lesson when you're up in the north bay
    - Sebastopol area I believe.
    Not to close but well worth it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIQBLz7qcM8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7St6KD196M
     
  3. vpittman

    vpittman Member

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    Those clips are awesome... but Sebastopol would be a bit too far...

    Any other suggestions ?

    Thanks !
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Member

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    See if Garth will take you:

    http://www.garthwebber.com/index.shtml

    Mike
     
  5. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Is San Francisco too far? There is a school near in Ft. Mason called Blue Bear and Johnny Nitro teaches blues classes there. He knows the genre backwards and forwards and is always gigging in the blues clubs. I've run into quite a few gigging musicians that have gone to the school or taken classes from him.
     
  6. SkydogFan81

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    How about Red House in Walnut Creek?
     
  7. vpittman

    vpittman Member

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    Thanks everyone...

    I actually took a few lessons from Johnny Nitro at Red house in Walnut Creek. Johnny is a great player and instructor, but I'm really tired of 'What do you want to learn today ?"

    Maybe I'm asking too much, but I'd really like to find an instructor that would get to know my abilities and the style I'd like to play, over a lesson or two, then have a plan as to how to get there. I'm currently taking lessons and it seems that I'm spending most of the time explaining what I want to learn than actually learning anything, although I am learing... This, after having the same instructor for two years...

    Lately I've been transcribing some stuff myself... Maybe I should just drop the lessons and start transcribing...

    Thanks again
     

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