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How to Play Blues Guitar: The Basics and Beyond: Lessons & Tips from the Great Players (Guitar Player Musician's Library)by Richard Johnston
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Packed with music, charts and photos, this easy-to-use guidebook provides a complete course for playing the blues. Starting with the basics, it then explores the styles of great bluesmen like Albert King, Eric Clapton, and John Lee Hookerooften in the playersi own words. Applicable to both acoustic and electric guitar, topics range from essential scales and turnarounds to Chicago blues, beatnik jazz, chromatic and altered notes, and blues accompaniment. An exciting feature allows guitarists to listen to the lessons in the book at a specially designed web page on the Internet using a private access code. Plusoreaders get an inspiring blues discography and tips on picking the right equipment for a great blues sound.
The blues is the foundation and inspiration for guitarists in every music genre. This comprehensive book begins with instruction in blues basics, then reveals the secrets of the greats often in their own words. In-depth lessons teach guitarists to develop their own styles while exploring the music of traditional masters and modern giants. The book includes equipment tips, a blues discography, an address and password to access online audio lessons, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.
Packed with musical examples, charts and photos, this is a complete, step-by-step course for learning acoustic or electric blues guitar. In-depth lessons teach you to build your own style while exploring the music of traditional bluesmen and modern stars. From practicing your scales and turn-arounds to breaking out Chicago-style, this book from the former editor of Guitar Player brings you: essential lessons on blues basics; insights into the music of masters like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and many others; advice on selecting gear and setting up your guitar; a great blues discography; and even free access to audio lessons on the web
For anyone who wants to learn blues guitar, this collection provides in-depth, step-by-step guidance, including lessons with some of the blues greats.
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