Alfred's Learn to Play Blues Guitar

Alfred's Learn to Play Blues Guitar
Play Authentic Blues Rhythm and Lead Guitar Like the Pros

By Steve Trovato and Terry Carter Guitar Book & Online Video/Audio Item: 00-45931
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Learning the Blues Has Never Been So Easy!
Have you always wanted to play the blues? 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 blues music right away through easy-to-understand instructions and great-sounding examples. The first part of this book and video 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.

* All examples include standard music notation and TAB
* Every lesson and music example is clearly demonstrated on the video by noted educator Steve Trovato
* MP3 accompaniment tracks to hone your skills as a blues lead guitarist

Sample Pages


A Brief History of the Blues as a Style
Blues Form
Blues Rhythm
Blues Phrasing
Call and Response
Timing of Notes
How to Read Tablature (TAB)
Introduction to Blues Rhythm Guitar
Medium Shuffle
Example 1: Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Example 2: The Zipper
Example 3: Memphis Fat
Example 4: Dazzled
Example 5: The Big One
Example 6: Slippery
Example 7: The Big Bottom
Example 8: Icy Road
Example 9: The Odd Couple
Example 10: The Rumble
Example 11: Austin's Pride
Example 12: The Back Stack
Straight Eighths
Example 1: On the Lamb
Example 2: Lord Mr Ford
Example 3: Short & Sweet
Example 4: The New Shoes Blues
Example 5: Too Tall Holmes
Example 6: Filthy McNasty
Example 7: Book on Outta Here
Example 8: Johnny Clear
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
Example 5: Slidin' Around
Example 6: The Main Squeeze
Example 7: Green and Blues
Example 8: Due Props
Example 9: Zample Pample
Example 10: Rough Neck
Uptown/Jump Blues
Example 1: Back Home Blues
Example 2: Kansas City Stomp
Example 3: The Turnpike
Example 4: Slithery
Example 5: Detroit Banger
Example 6: Floatin' on Down to Cotton Town
Example 7: Swing Street
Example 8: Hoopie Do
Example 9: Big City Lights
Slow Blues
Example 1: When the Levy Breaks
Example 2: The Bump
Example 3: Yazoo, That's My Baby
Example 4: Closin' Time
Example 5: The Stormy Monday Progression
Mambo Blues
Example 1: Chordy
Example 2: Double Cross
Example 3: Shreveport
Example 4: Big Fun
Example 5: Waggin'
Example 6: Jazzeriffic
Introduction to Blues Lead Guitar
The Slide
The Pull-Off
The Hammer-On
The Trill
The Rake
Scale Variations
The 1x12 Soloing Concept
Medium Shuffle (In the Style of Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Medium Shuffle Licks
Medium Shuffle Solos
Funky Straight Eighths (In the Style of Albert Collins)
Funky Straight Eighths Licks
Funky Straight Eighths Solos
Blues-Rock (In the Style of Eric Clapton)
Blues-Rock Licks
Blues-Rock Solos
Uptown/Jump Blues (In the Style of B B King)
Uptown/Jump Blues Licks
Uptown/Jump Blues Solos
Slow Blues (In the Style of Jimi Hendrix)
Slow Blues Licks
Slow Blues Solos
Mambo Blues (In the Style of Albert King)
Mambo Blues Licks
Mambo Blues Solos
Final Thoughts
About the Authors

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Learn to Play
Author: Steve Trovato, Terry Carter
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Video/Audio
Page Count: 120
Item Number: 00-45931
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3536-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3536-7
UPC: 038081521961

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