One of the all-time best selling books on blues lead guitar playing. Playing lead blues-rock guitar depends on mainly two things:
1) what you can hear in your mind,
2) getting your fingers to the proper sounds on your instrument.
This book was written with emphasis on the second idea. There are four blues-rock finger patterns used in this book utilizing all six strings of the guitar with each pattern. These four patterns connect with each other enabling the lead player to use the en ...more
This book was written with emphasis on the second idea. There are four blues-rock finger patterns used in this book utilizing all six strings of the guitar with each pattern. These four patterns connect with each other enabling the lead player to use the entire fingerboard and range of the guitar to express his musical ideas. Charts are used to show you how to place these four patterns at the proper place on the neck for improvising in any key. Great rock solos can be played in any one of these for patterns or in any combination of the patterns. Written in box diagram and tablature form (notation also included), this fine text takes the beginning guitarist into solid, funk/rock lead solo playing. Play-along CD included.
Reading TablatureGuitar FingerboardIntroducing Blues Scale 1 in Notes and TablatureLead Solo Using Blues Another Solo Using Only Notes From Blues Scale Rhythm Guitar ChordsTechnique of BendingBending SoloSlide TechniqueSlide SoloVibrato TechniqueSolo Using VibratoTechnique of Double NotesSolo Using the Double Note TechniqueConstructing A Blues-Rock SoloBlues Scale Patterns I, II, III, and IVPattern PositioningKey StudyThe Use of Reference ChartsPracticing VerticallyPracticing HorizontallyReference Charts Key of F Major and F minorKey of F# (Gb) Major and F# minorKey of G Major and G minorKey of Ab Major and Ab (G#) minorKey of A Major and A minorKey of Bb Major and Bb (A#) minorKey of B (Cb) Major and B minorKey of C Major and C minorKey of C# (Db) Major and C# minorKey of D Major and D minorKey of Eb Major and Eb (D#) minorKey of E Major and E minorPlaying Lead Patterns with ChordsForeign ChordsTwo Ways to Move Into A Foreign ChordPassing TonesAdditional Solos and Instructional Material