(Guitar Educational). This cool book/CD pack presents a wide selection of riffs in a variety of styles, just waiting to be used in your solos! The riffs are organized by blues style and by placement within the standard 12-bar format (first, second and final four measures) so you can assemble your solos easily, section by section. This is the ultimate resource for beginning and intermediate blues guitarists seeking a straightforward route to solo-building, as well as for seasoned pros who want to further stock their arsensals. Includes a CD with recorded demos of every lick!
25 easy blues licks for beginners in the key of A with the minor blues scale. Tabs with fingerings for each note and pick stroke (up and down). 25 audio tracks and 25 videos. Plus backing-tracks and drum beats.
Licks, Tricks & More: The Ukulele Player's Guide to the Blues
Author: Kevin Rones
Publisher: Centerstream Pub
(Fretted). This book is designed as a guide to help you learn to play & jam to the blues. The method presented in this book with CD (67 lesson tracks PLUS bonus Jam Traxs) will enable you to gain a basic understanding of blues ukulele to amaze and impress your friends, family, and even your dog with your new knowledge and playing abilities! Written in standard music notation and tablature, you'll learn blues form, 12-bar blues, blues shuffle rhythm, 8-bar blues shuffle, the secret method of jamming, how to bend the notes, blues scales in different keys, minor blues, blues songs, bonus jam trax and much more. This book will have you playing blues in no time!
The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwindinstrument Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction tothis popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musicalexperience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Coveringboth the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how toget a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in avariety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, allaccompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips onhow to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how tocare for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is acomprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in agroup setting. Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are availableon the bonus CD Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone If you're picking up a saxophone for the first time or arelooking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummiesgives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excelat playing this popular instrument.
This, the third book of a power-packed series, begins with exercises for developing speed and agility. Techniques such as machine gun strums, right-hand muting, slapping, tapping, slap harmonics and tremolo are introduced. You'll go further into Celtic music, blues, modal improvisation and alternate tunings and learn some world music styles, such as reggae, African/Brazilian, norteno and conjunto. This in-depth, thorough method for intermediate to advanced acoustic guitarists includes a look at more than ten alternate tunings and teaches analysis, counterpoint and voice leading. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing with this book.
Understanding DADGAD is a complete introduction to using the DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. the book systematically explores the tuning, starting with simple chords and scale patterns, ultimately showing how DADGAD can be used to play in nearly any key and in many different musical styles. Topics include moveable and open-string chords and scales, intervals, the harp-effect, common chord progressions in DADGAD and more, all in the context of either short musical examples or complete tunes.Rather than just providing scales, chords, or tunes, this book guides the reader through the process of understanding the guitar from the perspective of DADGAD tuning. Topics are organized as a series of small self-contained sections ideal for a single study session or lesson. After exploring extremely easy ways to get started with DADGAD, involving as little as a single finger on the fretting hand, the book progresses to examples that will interest even more advanced players. 200 musical examples, including several full performance-quality pieces, demonstrate each concept. the companion recording features the author playing many of the examples.A complete introduction to DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Begins with simple chords and scale patterns and progresses to more complex musical examples in many different keys. Topics include moveable and open-string chords and scales, the harp-effect, intervals, common chord progressions in DADGAD and more.
Classic Chicago Blues Harp #1 is the second level lesson book in the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series. This book starts with more songs, exercises, andrhythm training, then leads you through a variety of bending techniques. You'll also learn many other more advanced techniques used by professional players, such as shakes, glissandos, breaks, and the different types of throat vibrato. This book will help you learn to use all of these techniques within a musical context. At the end of each chapter, you'll find review questions to help you make sure that you understood the main points covered. The D harmonica is used for most of the material in this book, but harmonicas in keys of A and C are also used. Includes access to online audio
This book is meant to take an instrument and musical style and teach it to the people who made it so popular, the blues listening public. A comprehensive lesson and study book for the intermediate and advanced diatonic harmonica player, Classic Chicago Blues Harp presents techniques,progressive examples and accompanying twelve bar blues exercise and examples. Special attention is given to the accurate reading of blues rhythms and each notated tune is carefully marked with tablature indicating precisely where to find individual notes. Each chapter concludes with achapter review of what was taught in that section. Thisbook is best suited to the intermediate player rather than the beginner, and will appeal strongly to those with a genuine desire to learn the Chicago blues harmonica style. The book is excellent for self-teaching, yet is comprehensive enough to be used in a private instruction format. The downloadable audio available online insures accuracy of interpretation and ease in learning. Most of the exercises and examples are included in the audio with split-tracked back-up music. Each song is played once with harmonica and then without. A great all-around study book for blues harmonica players at any level
Master Riffs, Licks, and Blues Styles from New Orleans to New York City
Author: Eric Starr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Written by an experienced musician, recording artist, and music journalist, The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book with CD offers the basics of rock and blues piano playing in a fun, easy-to-follow manner. This practical guide is packed with advice on playing in this exciting style, including how to: play with soul; learn basic and advanced techniques for playing rock and roll; and perform 12 Bar Blues, Shuffle, and Boogie-Woogie. The accompanying audio CD includes over 50 examples of rock and blues piano, played by the author. Music lovers and students will enjoy learning the rich history and development of blues and rock music while mastering the art and science of piano playing.
Over 300 guitar licks licks, intros and turnarounds in delta, Chicago, Texas, rock, country, swing, minor and slide blues styles. Includes sections on how to read music, blues techniques and a handy table of scales. Everything is shown in easy-to-read standard music notation and TAB.
A carefully planned and systematic approach to fretboard mastery, Shred Guitar is actually two books in one. The first half of the book, "Shred Guitar," is based around 10 popular rock chord progressions with full play-along tracks included on the accompanying CD. The second half of the book, "The Practical Guide to Harmony and Theory," is a guitar theory reference that contains 17 units of detailed information that will be useful to all guitarists.
Chop-Monster is a sequential jazz improvisation method by acclaimed jazz pianist and educator Shelly Berg that utilizes a "call-and-response" approach: students listen to a jazz idea, imitate it until it is internalized, and then "try it on their own." In Chop-Monster 1, students will hear and improvise to the Ima7, iimi7, and V7 chords in the key of B-flat, plus a basic blues progression. In Chop-Monster 2 students will hear and improvise to the ii-V-I progression in three keys (concert B-flat, E-flat, F).
This book is a "hands-on" approach to music theory with lots of playing examples for the banjo. Music theory does not have to be mysterious or difficult. In fact, taken a little bit at a time, it’s easy and fun! Each of the approximately 50 lessons in this book has a limited scope, but by the time you complete them, you will have a thorough understanding of the basics of music theory as applied to the banjo. While a single book can't cover everything in so vast a subject, the author has tried to choose topics that will address the needs of most beginning banjo players. These include: scale theory, reading tablature and standard notation, key signatures, accidentals, transposition, time signatures and note values, intervals and chord construction, the three kinds of minor scales, pentatonic scales, and more. In addition, each chapter features playing examples and review questions to both test and clarify understanding of the materials presented. Rather than proceeding from chapter to chapter, as each individual banjo player is likely at a different point in their musical journey, the reader is encouraged to “jump around and spend more time in those areas that interest you most.” The important thing about the journey is to begin. Includes access to online audio and video.
Want to become the coolest possible version of yourself? Time to jump into learning the blues guitar. Even if you don’t read music, Blues Guitar For Dummies lets you pick up the fundamentals and start jamming like your favorite blues artists. Blues Guitar for Dummies covers the key aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more. This hands-on guide is packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of all the great blues musicians. This accessible how-to book will give you the skills you need to: Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm Recognize the structure of a blues song Tackle musical riffs Master melodies and solos Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail Jam to any type of blues Additionally, the book comes with a web site that shares audio samples of all the examples covered in the lessons. Go online to practice your riffs and chords and develop your style as a blues musician. Order your copy of Blues Guitar For Dummies today and get ready to start shredding! P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Blues Guitar For Dummies (9780470049204). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Guitar Playing
Author: Dennis McCumber
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
The Total Blues Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues guitar playing. Start with simple blues progressions and end up playing licks in the styles of greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, B. B. King and Bonnie Raitt. This wide-ranging study of blues guitar is for all players from beginning to advanced. The beginning-to-intermediate student will find all the tools needed to become a great player, while the more advanced player will find lots of useful tips and a fresh perspective on blues guitar. This book is filled with scales, chords, licks and tunes in many different blues styles including funk-blues, jazz-blues and modal blues. Whether you are just beginning or have already begun your blues guitar journey, this is the one place to get everything you need to make you a great blues guitarist. A CD is included with backing tracks to jam over.