Getting Into Blues Guitar (eBook+Online Audio)
99658BCDEB
IIntended for beginning to intermediate level players, this blues guitar tutorial offers progressive lessons addressing chords, comping, scales, phrasing, and solo improvising. The book's numerous musical examples and tunes are written in both standard notation and guitar tablature as well as in chord grids when justified. All examples appear on the book's companion audio, recorded on electric guitar only. Helpful practice tips and suggestions for further reading and listening are provided.

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Product Number:
99658BCDEB
Format:
eBook+Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
96
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5797-7
ISBN13:
978-16106-5797-6
Series:
Getting Into
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/19/2011
IIntended for beginning to intermediate level players, this blues guitar tutorial offers progressive lessons addressing chords, comping, scales, phrasing, and solo improvising. The book's numerous musical examples and tunes are written in both standard notation and guitar tablature as well as in chord grids when justified. All examples appear on the book's companion audio, recorded on electric guitar only. Helpful practice tips and suggestions for further reading and listening are provided.

The author methodically introduces the student to authentic blues styles and techniques, referring to specific artists, recordings and periods in the development and evolution of modern blues guitar playing. The relationship between chords and soloing is examined, as is the role of the guitar in blues ensembles and recordings. Equal emphasis is placed on chord comping, improvising and related theory. Upon completion of the book the student should be competent in performing a wide range of blues forms and idioms, comping and improvising with authority, and playing the blues in a band or larger ensemble. Includes access to online audio.
Introduction
Why the Book?
Are You Ready for this Book?
How to Use the Book
Chapter 1 - Blues Basics
How to Get the Most from this Book; Getting Organized for Practice
Lesson 1: Notation, Tablature, Chord Grids and Diagrams
Reading vs. Tab; Chord Grids
Fretboard Diagrams; Notes on the Fretboard; Notes and Rests
Chord Charts and Rhythm Slashes
Lesson 2: The Right and Left Hands
The Right Hand; Holding the Pick; Pick Angle and Size; Alternate Picking
The Left Hand
Lesson 3: Intervals, Major Scale Harmony and Chords
Intervals and the Major Scale
Major Scale Harmony and Chords
Chapter 1 Revision*

Chapter 2 - Playing the Blues
Blues Listening
Practice, Time, and Staying Motivated
Lesson 4: The 12 Bar Blues
Playing the 12 Bar Blues
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Lesson 5: Comping and the 12 Bar Blues
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Lesson 6: The Turnaround
Turnaround Licks
Chapter 2 Revision

Chapter 3 - Improvising and the Blues
Chords and Comping; Improvising and Ear Training
Lesson 7: The Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
The Blues Scale
Scale Practice
Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scale Phrases
Lesson 8: Applying the Scales
Slides and Microtones; Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
Vibrato; String Bending
More Blues Licks and Phrases
Lesson 9: 12/8 and Slow Blues
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3; Exercise 4
Chapter 3 Revision

Chapter 4 - At the Crossroads
The Intro; The Outro
Stop Time
Lesson 10: More Comping and the 12 Bar Blues
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Lesson 11: The Minor Blues
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Lesson 12: The Major Pentatonic Scale
Applying the Major Pentatonic Scale
Major Pentatonic Scale Licks
Chapter 4 Revision

Chapter 5 - Blues In the House!
Transcription
Blues Phrasing
Lesson 13: Blues Phrasing
Playing on "2" and "4"
Call and Response Phrases
Repetition
Tension and Release
Lesson 14: More from Scales
New Scale Positions; Connecting Positions
Unison, Reverse, and Three Fret Bends
Legato Playing, Speed, and "Chops"
Lesson 15: Other Blues Forms
The 8 Bar Blues
The 16 Bar Blues
Odd Number Bar Blues; The Boogie
Chapter 5 Revision

Chapter 6 - More Better Blues
Practice and Patience; The Turnaround
Beyond the Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Lesson 16: More Turnarounds
Turnarounds and Comping
Turnaround Licks
Lesson 17: Even More from Scales
Adding the Major 6th and the 9th to the Minor Pentatonic Scale
Adding the b3 and the 4th to the Major Pentatonic Scale
Mixolydian 6ths; Bending and Playing Two Notes
"Trick" Rhythmic Phrases
Lesson 18: "Tricking up" the Blues
Rhythm Phrases
Chord Extensions and Voicing
Jazz Changes
Minor Blues Variations
Chapter 6 Revision

In Conclusion - Further On Up the Road
Guitars, Amps and Pedals
Self Expression and Individuality

* The author of this book is from Australia, where the term "revision" is used to refer to a review or going over again of material.

 
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You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar

Author : by Mike Christiansen
Format : eBook + Online Audio/Video