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Alfred's Learn to Play Blues Guitar
The Easiest Way to Play the Blues
By Steve Trovato and Terry Carter
Item: 00-40871
UPC: 038081457888
ISBN 10: 0739095315
ISBN 13: 9780739095317
PRICE: $24.99
Series: Alfred's Learn to Play
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Guitar
Learning the Blues Has Never Been So Easy!
Have you always wanted to play the blues? Real, authentic blues? Realize your dream of becoming a great blues guitarist with Alfred's Learn to Play Blues Guitar---the simple, straightforward, and effective way to learn the blues. Whether you are a beginning guitarist or an advanced player just getting into the style, start playing real, authentic blues music right away through easy-to-understand instructions and great-sounding examples. The first part of this book and DVD covers blues rhythm playing. Learn over 50 blues rhythm patterns, including medium shuffle, uptown blues, slow blues, blues-rock, mambo, and more. The second part covers blues lead guitar. Start with learning basic soloing techniques---such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bending, vibrato, and rakes---then dive right in by playing 18 great blues solos in the styles of legends like Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, and B. B. King.
Features:
* All examples include standard music notation and TAB
* Every lesson and music example is clearly demonstrated on the DVD by noted educator Steve Trovato
* MP3 accompaniment tracks to hone your skills as a blues lead guitarist
TITLE COMPOSER
Example 7: The Big Bottom
Example 4: Closin' Time
Example 4: The New Shoes Blues
Example 2: The Zipper
How to Read Tablature (TAB)
Scales
Blues Rhythm
Example 5: The Stormy Monday Progression
Mambo Blues
Example 1: Chordy
Example 2: Double Cross
Example 3: Shreveport
Uptown/Jump Blues
Example 1: Back Home Blues
Example 2: Kansas City Stomp
Example 3: The Turnpike
Example 4: Slithery
Techniques
The Slide
The Pull-Off
The Hammer-On
INTRODUCTION
A Brief History of the Blues as a Style
Blues Form
Vibrato
The Trill
The Rake
Blues Phrasing
Call and Response
Timing of Notes
Scale Variations
The 1x12 Soloing Concept
SECTION ONE: BLUES RHYTHM GUITAR
Introduction to Blues Rhythm Guitar
Medium Shuffle
Example 1: Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Example 5: Too Tall Holmes
Example 6: Filthy McNasty
Example 7: Book on Outta Here
Example 8: Johnny Clear
Slow Blues
Example 1: When the Levy Breaks
Example 2: The Bump
Example 3: Yazoo, That's My Baby
Example 5: Slidin' Around
Example 9: Big City Lights
Example 6: The Main Squeeze
Example 7: Green and Blues
Example 8: Due Props
Example 9: Zample Pample
Bending
Straight Eighths
Example 1: On the Lamb
Example 2: Lord Mr. Ford
Example 3: Short & Sweet
SECTION TWO: BLUES LEAD GUITAR
Example 4: Big Fun
Example 5: Waggin'
Example 6: Jazzeriffic
Example 10: Rough Neck
Example 5: Detroit Banger
Example 6: Floatin' on Down to Cotton Town
Example 7: Swing Street
Example 8: Hoopie Do
Example 3: Memphis Fat
Example 4: Dazzled
Example 5: The Big One
Example 6: Slippery
Example 8: Icy Road
Example 9: The Odd Couple
Example 10: The Rumble
Example 11: Austin's Pride
Example 12: The Back Stack
Introduction to Blues Lead Guitar
Example 9: Sticky Figs
Example 10: Your Feet's Too Big
Example 11: Jazz Bow
Example 12: Pay the Man
Blues-Rock Shuffle
Example 1: Blues for Breakfast
Example 2: Revellator
Example 3: Mission Ten Eleven
Example 4: Clearly a Habit