Great for acoustic guitarists who have learned the basics of the blues and are ready to take the next step. Begins with a review of technique, standard music notation and basic theory. Building on the foundations of Beginning Acoustic Blues, the book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar and 9-bar blues progressions. It then delves into scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing; using 3rds, 6ths, 10ths and triads in song arrangements; extended dominant chords and jazz blues; and open tunings. The book concludes with fingerstyle pieces in the style of some of the masters. If you love the acoustic blues and want to learn more, this book is a must. 79 pages.
The conclusion of this power-packed acoustic blues guitar method begins with a review of transposition and immediately proceeds to great acoustic blues music. It provides an in-depth and exciting exploration of fingerstyle blues---with lots of pieces in standard, open and alternate tunings. Slide guitar technique is also covered, with examples in standard and open tunings. The book takes a much closer look at pentatonic and blues scale theory and application. Modal theory is introduced, with special attention given to the Mixolydian and Dorian modes. Jazz blues, walking bass lines, popping the bass and advanced muting techniques are all covered as well. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing and learn lots of great music with this book.
Every imaginable technique and pattern right at your fingertips. Whether you're new to fingerstyle or an experienced player wanting to enhance your skills and knowledge, this comprehensive course won't leave any gaps in your training and even includes techniques for creating your own fingerstyle arrangements. All three 96-page books include TAB as well as standard notation for every example.
This supplement to Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar is a perfect companion to any starter method and can also stand alone as a fingerstyle instruction manual for anyone wanting to arrange for solo guitar. Topics include monotonic bass, walking bass, block chords, changing keys, changing time signatures, chord substitutions, secondary dominants, a variety of picking patterns, and techniques like harmonics, slides, hammer ons and pull offs, all covered in a friendly, easy to understand manner. The music is shown in standard notation and TAB and demonstrated on the CD.
Now available with CD, this classic book is the perfect introduction to fingerstyle solo guitar. It features 21 popular country-blues and ragtime songs set by Stefan Grossman, Happy Traum, Dave Van Ronk and John Fahey in entry-level fingerpicking arrangements. Includes: Delia * Death Comes Creepin' * John Henry * St. James Infirmary * Silent Night * Just a Closer Walk with Thee and more. In standard notation and tablature.
Many early blues songs from players such as Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake and others were played using the basic "Cowboy" chords (chords played between the first three frets) that most beginning students have learned. Combining those chords with fingerstyle methods such as Travis picking (alternating bass) or dead thumb (monotonic bass) can be a joy in and of itself. But what if the student could take his/her knowledge of old blues tunes and learn to improvise with them? Using tools such as the CAGED system and using pentatonic scales we can open a new world of improvisation.
Continuing where Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar leaves off, this book is great for fingerstyle guitarists who know the basics and are ready to take the next step. Topics include alternate tunings, modes, fingerpicking patterns, barre chords, diatonic harmony, special techniques, bass lines, and an exploration of styles ranging from Celtic and country blues to contemporary new age. Also contains an essential chapter on arranging.
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Anyone interested in learning to play acoustic blues guitar can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques and styles. Beginning concepts include basic blues theory, left-hand technique, call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, and improvisation. For the intermediate player, the book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar, and 9-bar blues progressions before exploring scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing, jazz blues, and open tunings. The book concludes with advanced techniques including an in-depth look at fingerstyle blues (with lots of pieces in standard, open and alternate tunings), slide guitar technique, pentatonic and blues scale theory and application, modal theory, jazz blues, walking bass lines, popping, and advanced muting techniques. Whether you are starting to learn blues guitar or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Acoustic Blues Guitar Method Complete is all you'll ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.