Truefire Jimmy Vivino’s Jimmy’s Blues House TUTORIAL
Over the course of his career, Jimmy Vivino has led and played in countless touring, recording and house bands supporting some of the world’s biggest talent in the studio, on the stage, and on millions of television screens.
Jimmy’s Blues House is chock-full of tasty blues moves and priceless insight for “serving the song” and playing with other musicians whether you’re gigging professionally with a band or jamming for fun at the local club.
”Learning how to listen to the other players, build a collective groove together, and serve the song is the key to becoming a successful musician. It’s the very foundation of any musical house.
My house was built by blues guitar legends. I just rent it and they let me live there. In this course, we’ll explore 14 rooms in the house — each one of them inspired by a blues artist that influenced my own playing in a significant way. Along the way, I’ll share a variety of approaches for serving the song and building the link between the heart and the hand.”
Jimmy Vivino has been a consistent element in Conan O’Brien’s late night career, starting with the first episode of Late Night in 1993 all the way through The Tonight Show where Jimmy served as Music Director/Guitarist/Arranger.
When not appearing on Conan’s shows, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country. In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with The Prisoners of 2nd Avenue, Rumble & Twang with Lee Rocker, The Barn Burners, The Rekooperators, and the successful Beatles tribute band, The Fab Faux.
Each room in Jimmy’s “house” has its own “blues song study” including vocal parts and a rhythm section where you’ll learn a variety of ways to support the other band members and the vocalist on guitar. Most importantly, Jimmy passes on key approaches for serving the song and building the link between the “heart and the hand.”
Jimmy will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson.
You can also loop or slow down the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are included to work with on your own as well.
Grab your guitar and let’s go to Jimmy’s house!