The Serious Guitarist: Blues Chops

The Serious Guitarist: Blues Chops
A Technique-Building Approach for the Dedicated Guitarist

By Buck Brown Guitar Book & MP3 CD Item: 00-40263
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Great musical ideas need a solid foundation of strong chops to back them up. Fill the gaps in your technique with this unique approach to blues guitar. Build your finger strength, flexibility, and independence with exercises and examples written especially for blues players. This book includes exercises to help you master bending, shuffle rhythm patterns, turnarounds, blues trills, and more. Develop your chops while practicing exercises in the style of the music you enjoy. The Serious Guitarist: Blues Chops provides the tools you need to become a better guitar player, but more importantly, it will help you become a better musician. The included companion MP3 CD features demonstrations of the examples in the book.


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Contents

Title
Introduction
About The Author
Chapter 1: Blues Rhythm Guitar
Moveable Chords
The I-IV-V Progression and the Twelve Bar Blues
Open-Position Two-Note Shuffle Patterns
Closed-Position Two-Note Shuffle Patterns
Two-Note Shuffle Patterns with a b7
Closed-Position Two-Note Shuffle Patterns with a b7
Chord Shuffle Patterns
New Blues 7 Chords
The 9 Chord
The 9 Chord Slide Blues
The 13 Chord
More Dominant 7 Chords
Turnarounds
More Shuffle Patterns
Chapter 2: Blues Lead Guitar
Alternate Picking
Finger Independence
Vibrato
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
Strengthening the 3rd and 4th Fingers
String Bending
The Major Pentatonic Scale
String Bending in the Major Pentatonic Scale
Pre-Bends
Pedal Steel-Style Bends
Step-and-a-Half Bends
Hammer-Ons
Pull-Offs
Combinations with Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs and Bends
Double Stops
Chapter 3: Advanced Blues Techniques
Advanced Twelve-Bar Blues Harmony
Pick and Fingers Blues with a Walking Bass Line
The Minor Blues
Sliding -- The Ring-Finger Slide
More Sliding Exercises
Muted Sweeps
The Blues Trill
Harmonics
Downstroke Sweeps
Upstroke Sweeps
Cross Picking, String Skipping, and Finger Rolls
Chapter 4: Slide Guitar
String Damping
Slide in Standard Tuning
Slide in G Tuning
Slide in D Tuning
Conclusion

Additional Information

Series: The Serious Guitarist
Author: Buck Brown
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & MP3 CD
Page Count: 80
Item Number: 00-40263
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9304-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9304-7
UPC: 038081448954

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