Written for the beginning guitarist who loves the blues, this text will guide any student through the basis of playing guitar by using blues melodies and blues chord progressions. Students will learn open chords, common strumming patterns, power chords, blues scales, and how to read standard notation, and tab. An effective method for writing original blues lyrics is also provided. This text has lessons on correct posture, caring for the guitar, proper right and left-hand technique, and tuning the guitar to its self, a pitch pipe or a piano. The accompanying CD and DVD provides students a professional recording of tunesand exercises that should be used as a practice tool. and bull; Written for the beginning guitarist who loves the blues. and bull; Will guide any student through the basis of playing guitar by using bluesmelodies and blues chord progressions. and bull; Learn open chords, common strumming patterns, power chords, blues scales, and how to read standard notation, and tab.and bull; Lessons on correct posture, caring for the guitar, proper right and left-handtechnique, and tuning the guitar to its self, a pitch pipe or a piano. and bull; Accompanying CD provides students a professional recording of tunes and exercises that should be used as a practice tool
Written for the beginning guitarist who loves the blues, this text will guide any student through the basis of playing guitar by using blues melodies and blues chord progressions. Students will learn open chords, common strumming patterns, power chords, blues scales, and how to read standard notation, and tab. an effective method for writing original blues lyrics is also provided. This text has lessons on correct posture, caring for the guitar, proper right and left-hand technique, and tuning the guitar to its self, a pitch pipe or a piano. the accompanying CD provides students a professional recording of tunes and exercises that should be used as a practice tool.•
An exciting beginning blues harmonica course! the ideas presented are solidly in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Topics include Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes, and Tongue Blocking. the recording includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment. This book and its recording use a C major diatonic harmonica.•
Finally a method that gets students started on the essentials of guitar while focusing on the material every rock guitarist should know. Subjects include power chords, rock scales, rock soloing, reading tab and standard notation, open chords, accompaniment strum patterns, and rock licks. Designed to educate students about guitar essentials, this lesson makes the learning fun. Chord progressions and melodies similar to rock classics make this text a must for aspiring rock guitarists. the accompanying CD gives students the opportunity and hear and play along with the pros.•
Rev. Gary Davis was a musical giant. His ideas spanned a wide range of techniques and styles. His repertoire featured blues, rags, show instrumentals and gospel songs. He played with his thumb and index finger to pick out complex melodies, rhythmic licks and lightning fast single-string runs. In this book, seven of Rev. Davis's blues are presented. These arrangements have been performed and recorded by a host of great artists including Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, David Bromberg, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and many others. These lessons are for the intermediate to advanced fingerstyle guitarist. The accompanying three CD lessons teach these arrangements phrase by phrase as well as presenting the original recordings. LESSON ONE: Our first lesson highlights two of Rev. Davis's most popular blues arrangements. Hesitation Blues is played in the key of C. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down is played in the key of G. LESSON TWO: The key of C was a favorite for Rev. Davis. In this lesson we explore the party tune Sally Where'd You Get Your Liquor From (made popular by Hot Tuna). Rev. Davis used to joke that he could play Candyman so many different ways that he would be able to play it nonstop for at least 8 hours without repeating himself! We look at two versions of this very popular folk blues with the regular Candyman followed by the Two-Step Candyman. LESSON THREE: "Raggin' the blues" was a great part of Rev. Davis's repertoire. His Walkin' Dog Blues is a tour de force in a blues in C. All fourteen verses are transcribed here, and we study how this arrangement develops. Buck Rag is a fascinating rag played in the key of C. Single-string runs, counterpoint lines, rhythmic variations and syncopated bass patterns are featured.
This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to fingerstyle guitar. National Board Certified educator Steve Eckels has carefully designed each lesson to allow for smooth progression. Each of the ten lessons contains the four pillars of practice: scales, reading, progressions and repertoire. Developed in the classroom, this book provides arrangements of beautiful guitar pieces in a basicform, and instructions for how to embellish them in your own way. Included are shortcuts for learning to read music, and fingerstyle accompaniment patterns such as the famous Travis pattern. Those seeking further study will also enjoyEckels' Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Method Grade 1 (MB21496BCD) and other acclaimed folios. Includes access to online audio
First Lessons Lap Steel is a fun and easy approach to learning the lap steel guitar. Author Jay Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control, picking, and string groups, with fun exercises to play. This book also includes several catchy tunes and an accompanying CD with play-along tracks.
For music lovers who've always wanted to play guitar but have been put off by traditional guitar methods, these books get you playing right away without having to pick through heavy theory and music-reading lessons first. Every book in the For Beginners series progresses from the very basics of buying your first instrument through the fundamentals of playing your favorite style of music. 48 pages each with enhanced CD.
The Complete Guide takes you on a journey from first principles to complete mastery of blues guitar. You'll master the basic guitar chords, right through to some advanced substitutions and altered chord ideas that will add life and colour to your groove. But being a blues rhythm guitar player isn't just about chords... so you'll also learn plenty of blues guitar, licks fills and turnarounds to add to your playing to keep the blues alive. * Paying Your Dues * Blues Building Blocks * More Blues Tools * Interval Madness * Mastering the Blues *Jam Along Charts *Answer Keys
The first instruction guide exclusively about this major innovator and stylist. It reveals Gary Davis' style of playing and hints about playing in Davis' own words. More than 20 tunes, including Cocaine Blues, Candyman, and Lost Boy In The Wilderness.
Growing up on his family's orchards in Appleton, Michigan, in the 1950s, Martin Dijksterhuis finds everything he needs in his extended family and in the land itself -- in the reassuring routines of growing and harvesting, spraying and pruning. Although his mother wants him to get out of Appleton, which she finds impossibly provincial, and attend a great university -- the University of Chicago, her alma mater -- he has no desire to leave. In the autumn of his junior year of high school, however, in the camp of the migrant workers who come north every year to pick the Dijksterhuis peaches and apples, Martin discovers his vocation, the country blues -- unsettling melodies that cry out from a place in the soul he never knew existed. He also falls in love with Corinna Williams, the strong-willed daughter of the black foreman who runs the Dijksterhuis orchards. His blues vocation and his love for Corinna are the two stories of his life. His struggle to combine them into a single story takes him a long way from home and from the life he had always envisioned for himself, and then it brings him back again in a way he could never have imagined. In this beautifully rendered novel, Robert Hellenga, author of The Sixteen Pleasures and The Fall of a Sparrow, explores the fragility of happiness, the difficulties of following one's calling in life, and the sorrows and satisfactions of being a parent.
This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of blues music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, this book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of blues music. It brings together people such as Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, the influence of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon and more recent figures such as Keb' Mo and Jonny Lang. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.
Learning the Blues Has Never Been So Easy! Have you always wanted to play the blues? Real, 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, authentic blues music right away through easy-to-understand instructions and great-sounding examples. The first part of this book and DVD 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. Features: * All examples include standard music notation and TAB * Every lesson and music example is clearly demonstrated on the DVD by noted educator Steve Trovato * MP3 accompaniment tracks to hone your skills as a blues lead guitarist