Alfred The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Beginning Blues Guitar (2nd Edition)

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Perfect for beginning blues and blues-rock guitarists.

Beginning Blues Guitar is an introduction to basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, rhythm styles of Texas swing, slow blues, and minor blues---plus the styles of blues greats like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. Learn about call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and even improvisation. The second edition features new licks in the styles of some of the hottest contemporary blues artists, like Joe Bonamassa and Gary Clark, Jr., and includes brand-new video---hosted by expert educator and guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker---with exciting demonstrations of examples and techniques. Beginning Blues Guitar is the best step-by-step method for learning the substance and style of the blues.

Reverse Bends
Signature Licks
Key Signatures
Minor Scales
Relative Minor
Diatonic Harmony
Blues Harmony
Basic Rhythm Vocabulary
Basic 12-Bar Blues
Palm Muting
Minor Blues
Chapter 7-Intros, Turnarounds, and Endings
Chapter 8-Improvising
Combining Call-and-Response with Root Targeting
Stop Time
Tuning Up
Call-and-Response Phrasing
Chapter 6-Rhythm Guitar Styles
Muddy Waters-Vamps
Buddy Guy-Rhythm Riffs
Texas Swing
Slow Blues
Adding Major Pentatonic Notes to the Minor Pentatonic
Adding Minor Pentatonic Notes to the Major Pentatonic
Chord Hits
Expanding the Basic Scale Patterns
Metronomes, Drum Machines, and Practice Recordings
Vary Your Sources
Outside the Practice Room
About the Author
Chapter 1-Getting Started Half Steps, Whole Steps, and the Importance of Gravity
The Fretboard
Music Notation
Reading Tablature (TAB)
Reading Chord Diagrams
Reading a Chord Chart-Rhythmic Notation
Reading Scale Diagrams
Reading Roman Numerals
Chapter 2-Blues Theory
The Major Scale
Chapter 3-Basic Rhythm Guitar
Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs Together
The Shuffle Pattern
More Licks!
Chapter 9-Practicing
Set Goals
Organize Your Time
Moveable Shuffle Patterns
Left-Hand Muting
Variations on the Shuffle Pattern
Chapter 5-Left-hand Techniques
Boogie-Woogie in Open E
Chapter 4-Blues Scales
Major Pentatonic
Riff-Style Soloing
Minor Pentatonic
Targeting Root Notes
Alternating Major and Minor Pentatonic

  • By David Hamburger
  • Item: 00-40880
  • UPC: 038081458977
  • ISBN 10: 0739095366
  • ISBN 13: 9780739095362
  • Series: Complete Method
  • Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
  • Format: Book & DVD
  • Instrument: Guitar
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