Beginner's Blues Guitar (Book + Online Audio)
Starting from ground zero, Fred Sokolow teaches you how to accompany yourself while singing the blues. You'll learn to play melodies and solo in several keys, throughout the neck. This book will help build the foundation for your understanding of blues guitar techniques and styles for both acoustic and electric guitar. Addresses the simple blues form in E,G, and C, gradually expanding on concepts. Includes simple first position blues scales needed for soloing (both fingerpicking and flatpicking) in the keys ...more
Product Number:
98506M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
52
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6688-7
ISBN13:
978-15134-6688-0
Series:
Grossman Audio
Publisher:
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published:
12/18/2020
Starting from ground zero, Fred Sokolow teaches you how to accompany yourself while singing the blues. You'll learn to play melodies and solo in several keys, throughout the neck. This book will help build the foundation for your understanding of blues guitar techniques and styles for both acoustic and electric guitar. Addresses the simple blues form in E,G, and C, gradually expanding on concepts. Includes simple first position blues scales needed for soloing (both fingerpicking and flatpicking) in the keys of E,G, and C. Songs and solos are presented in standard notation and tablature with lyrics. Includes access to online audio.

Lesson One:

SIMPLE BLUES IN E: Strum blues in the style of Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and John Lee Hooker. Simple chords and accompaniment, boogie bass lines, turnarounds and more are discussed.

Blues Accompaniment in E
Tuning the Guitar
Chords for the Key of E
Early Morning Blues (Slow Blues)
Airport Blues
Boogie Bass (for That's Alright and Airport Blues)
Boogie Bass (for That's Alright)
That's Alright
Boogie Bass (also used on Early Morning Blues)
Early Morning Blues (more verses, with boogie bass lines)
Boogie Bass for Twelve Bar Blues
Twelve Bar Blues
Moveable Chords
Early Morning Blues
Early Morning Blues (additional verse)
Notes for Fills
Another Turnaround Fill

 

Lesson Two:

SIMPLE BLUES IN G AND C: The ideas of the first lesson are expanded into the key of G and C. Techniques of Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake are presented.

 

Blues Accompaniment in C and G
Chords for the Key of C
Basic Fingerpicking Patterns
Hesitation Blues
Patterns with Alternating Bass
Bass Runs (Repeat each 2-bar phrase over and over)
Turnaround
Cocaine
Early Morning Blues
Early Morning Blues (Key of C)
Boogie Bass Lines (That's Alright pattern)
That's Alright (Key of C)
Twelve Bar Blues (Key of C)
New Chords for the Key of G
Hesitation Blues (Key of G)
Variations of the Basic Fingerpicking Pattern
Worried Blues (Key of G)
"Nice Licks"
Boogie Bass Lines (Key of G)
Airport Blues (Key of G)
Key of G Turnaround
I-IV-V Chord Families
Twelve Bar Blues (Key of G)
New Bass Runs for Key of G
Call Me A Dog
Banjo Rolls

 

Lesson Three:

PLAYING MELODY: Simple first position blues scales needed for soloing (both fingerpicking and flatpicking) in the keys of E, G and C. Discussion of lead breaks and choking strings.

Blues Soloing in E, C and G
The E Blues Scale
Early Morning Blues
Airport Blues
G Major Scale
Hesitation Blues
Worried Blues
Twelve Bar Blues
C Major Scale
Cocaine
Hesitation Blues
Early Morning Blues
That's Alright
Call Me A Dog (Key of C)
Call Me A Dog (Key of G)

 

 

 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Audio Sample 3
Series: Grossman Audio
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