David Blacker

Birth Name David Blacker
Born
City New York
Genres Acoustic,Blues, Fingerstyle Blues, Jazz Blues
Instruments Guitar
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David Blacker is a guitarist, songwriter, music producer, and educator. His playing and compositions have been featured on numerous original albums, national television commercials, TV series theme songs, and radio spots. As a guitarist, David has accompanied award winning vocalists and top session musicians on recordings distributed independently and through Rounder Records. He is also co-founder of AirGigs.com, a David Blacker is a guitarist, songwriter, music producer, and educator. His playing and compositions have been featured on numerous original albums, national television commercials, TV series theme songs, and radio spots. As a guitarist, David has accompanied award winning vocalists and top session musicians on recordings distributed independently and through Rounder Records. He is also co-founder of AirGigs.com, a global marketplace for hiring session musicians and recording engineers.

David’s guitar playing and approach to music are deeply influenced by different styles of American Roots music and the blues in particular. As a guitarist he is mostly self-taught, learning by ear, and following the roots of popular music backward to greats like Django Reinhardt, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Duke Robillard, Hollywood Fats and many more. These days David spends his time writing for TV, Film & Radio projects, producing his own original projects, teaching, and performing.

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Lone Wolf Blues - #6 Midnight Train Performance - Guitar Lesson - David Blacker
Lone Wolf Blues - #6 Midnight Train Performance - Guitar Lesson - David Blacker
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Swing Blues Guitar Lesson - Billy Boy: Solo 2 Breakdown - David Blacker
Swing Blues Guitar Lesson - Billy Boy: Solo 2 Breakdown - David Blacker
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Lone Wolf Blues - #7 Road Weary Performance - Guitar Lesson - David Blacker
Lone Wolf Blues - #7 Road Weary Performance - Guitar Lesson - David Blacker

As a musician, I’ve worked with award winning artists and have been featured on original recordings, television shows & commercials, short films and radio spots. My performance and production credits include brands such as Dewars, Virgin Media, Fuse Network, Rounder Records, QVC and more. I have also authored four full length guitar courses for Truefire.

At the heart of everything, I consider myself to be a student of the creative process. For me that began as a teenager with a love of the guitar, blues and American Roots music. It has since expanded into the realms of technology and business. Through a lot of trial and error, I have come upon a certain balance that enables me to be effective at leading creative teams and productions. As a songwriter and musician I understand how to communicate and work with other artists. As a business person, I understand how to develop products and services, and how to address the needs of my customer. Whether it’s a song I’m producing or a business venture that I’m working on, I am always shooting for the same thing: to create something that connects with people in an authentic way. – David Blacker

How To Play Guitar Like David Blacker

David is a wonderful player and truefire were lucky enough to get him to make this fantastic course. West Coast Blues is probably one of my favourite true fire courses, David is not only a great player but also a very solid teacher. If your looking for something a little different in the blues department check out this course. 

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West Coast Blues is at the same time, a comprehensive tour of this lovely fusion of jazz and blues, and at the same time, an easy and understandable way to master a lot of this genre. The course is buildup around different styles, and different ideas to play them, and it also makes it a great tool of inspiration for your gigs and songs. D avid explains what is going on, in a way that is easy to understand, and do not take a degree in music theory to understand. I think though, that a basic understanding of scales and the numbering of notes in a scale, will give you a deeper insight in the underlying concepts of building solos. Could I make a whish? It would be that David makes a course on the chordal work underneath these solos. I am very happy with the course, and the high quality of TrueFires products in general.

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