TrueFire has released a new course featuring one of my favorite guitarists, David Grissom. The course is titled Open Road Guitar and features 60 videos and 222 minutes of content. From the description:
David organized Open Road Guitar into two sections. In the first section, he presents the 25 key concepts and techniques that comprise his signature style: Hand Position, Picking Technique, Hybrid Picking, Hybrid Hammers & Pulls, Double Stops, Soloing with Triads, Vibrato, String Bending, Pedal Steel Style Bends, Pedal Steel Licks in Other Styles, Using the Thumb, Texas Shuffle Feel, Pedal Tones, Using Sus Chords, Rakes, Chord Voicings For Rhythm, Soloing Within Chords, Major Scale Fingerings, Mixolydian Mode, Dorian Mode, Pentatonic Scale Fingerings, Adding Chromatics, Incorporating Open Strings, What Makes A Great Solo and Gear Talk.
In the second section, David guides you through 10 soloing studies where he demonstrates and breaks down solos, which apply all of the key concepts and techniques from the first section: A Funky Vamp, Rolling E Train, Minor Pedal, Texas Shuffle, Taking the A7 Train, The Milk Truck, Slow B Groove, Slow E Groove, Wide Open E and Major All Over. As a special bonus for Grissom fans, David also shows you the “correct” way to play What Passes For Love (worth the price of admission alone!).
In other Grissom news, he was recently interviewed by Mark Wade on his A1 Blues podcast. I’ve followed Grissom’s career for a number of years now, and Mark was able to get a lot of information I hadn’t heard before from Grissom. Most of the interviews I’ve read and heard have focused on his guitar playing, but Mark’s interview focuses more on his music. Very interesting interview, despite a few audio issues.