Bottleneck Guitar Instructional DVD

$625 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 17 months
Hello
I am the Rev. Keni Lee Burgess, a Bottleneck Slide Blues Guitarist and music teacher.

My Story
Starting back in 2007 , I created a series of instructional video CDs for 3 & 4 string Cigar Box and 6 string guitar.
For ten years as a business, selling these CDs and providing free online support to my students, has helped to support me financially.  
Alas, times change and where I was a big fish in a little pond on Youtube, being one of the early entrepreneur to take advantage of promoting my lessons through Ebay, the market is now saturated and my business is nearing its end.

A New Project
Although I am not without my family, students, friends and fans, especially in my Facebook group, "How to Play Delta Blues Bottleneck Slide Guitar".  To end this adventure on a high note, I would like to produce one last DVD, in a special way. 
Every two weeks, I will produce and record a detailed lesson focused on Open D Tuning (aka Vestapol).  I will post and share it on Youtube and in my Facebook group for all to benefit*.
Being interactive, students can ask questions and make suggestions, that will inspire future lessons. The DVD will contain 10 lessons.

A Free Gift for Your Support
Contributions of $20 will receive a free copy of any one of my other instructional CDs (choose from 1 - 9). These video disks are Windows media files .wmv and play on any PC or MAC (use free download of Flip4Mac). My CDs can be viewed on Ebay by Searching: keni lee

Your Support Greatly Appreciated
I hope you will join me in the creation of my last instructional video by supporting my efforts and offering your input. 
Thank you for your support over all these years and your consideration for this new project,
Keni Lee      
     
*Originally, I posted lessons on Youtube for all.  It was by the suggestion of a friend that I package them for sale.  Continuing, each time I would make a new CD, the videos were posted on Youtube. Upon completion, they were removed and made available for sale. Students eagerly awaited the next lesson. 

        
     
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Here is another lesson in the "Student Funded Lessons" series. Thank you to those who already donated. If you haven't contributed yet, donate $20 or more, and receive a gift of one of my other video instructional CDs (Choose from CDs 1 - 9 / Ebay - Search: keni lee). CD 1, 7, or 8 specifically complements these Open D lessons. Enjoy your practice...




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"Student Funded Lessons" Update - 6/11/2017

I finished recording the videos for Lesson 1B. Monday I will edit the footage. Focusing on the "Blues Vamp" and utilizing it to create a song, I will teach variations and explain the musical theory and skill development needed to create them yourself. First, we learn from others, usually off of their guitar tablature. Second, we learn how it works (theory). Third, we learn how to create it ourselves (theory applied). Thank you for your interest and support. Please donate to the fund. Enjoy your practice.
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...and away we go folks
Here is Lesson # 1 Part A.
Special thanks to those whose generosity are funding these presentations. We are fully funded for Lessons 1 & 2. Please "use" this video as a exploration tool and dig deeper into the lesson that it offers. Ask questions. Make suggestion. See you soon in Part 1B
Student Funded Lesson - 1A
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Exploring Vestapol Update
Making progress on recording and editing Lesson # 1.
On average each of my other instructional video CDs took about year to produce. I can't rush the process. I give good consideration to the theme of each lesson and plan it out fully, prior to setting up the camera.
Thank you for your donations.
$60 away from fully funding Lesson # 2
Please click the photo to read my story.
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$625 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 17 months
Created May 25, 2017
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RG
$50
Ryan Gallagher
16 months ago

You were instrumental (pun intended) in helping me learn cigar box guitar. Thank you.

LC
$40
Lee Cobert
16 months ago

I'm new to your playing and lessons, Keni--great job! I am very happy to help support your future lessons ("Future Blues"!)

AM
$25
Antonio Marques
16 months ago

I am very proud to have taken my first steps in music with you and I appreciate all what you have done. I wish you all the good luck in the world. I have all the collection of your CDs if possible I would love to receive Lo fidelity favorites, because I love your music and with your friend Bill. In any case I feel rewarded with your teachings and videos and I will miss your lessons. Gracias Amigo!

$25
Paul Smith
16 months ago

Keep up the great work Keni Lee...

AM
$25
Allen Moore
16 months ago

CD 7 is next for me! Good Luck on the project. Wish you would offer personal lessons via Skype!

CF
$120
Christopher Finney
16 months ago

Good luck with your go-fund-me… I hope you get there.

BL
$20
Brian Lovely
16 months ago

Good on ya, Ken

MH
$20
Michael Harrison
16 months ago

CD nr9 would be nice.... I can get the crowd to yell "The Fish Cheer" before playing Fishing Blues .... of course everyone will yell the Woodstock version, but the original was spelled F I S H ...... .... "stupid hippies your all alike" Hahaha.

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