The Blues Guitar Handbook

The Blues Guitar Handbook: A Complete Course in Techniques and Styles

Entertainment , Music, Musical Instruments & Instrumental Ensembles, Techniques Of Music & Music Tutorials, Non-Fiction
Published on: 01/09/2001
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This latest entry in Backbeat's bestselling handbook series starts by exploring the humble beginnings of blues guitar through the early decades of the 20th century including profiles of such players as Robert Johnson Charley Patton and Son House. As the story moves into the '40s and '50s and blues players migrate to major urban centers author Adam St. James follows the evolution of the music at the hands of such electric blues kingpins as Muddy Waters Howlin' Wolf and B. B. King. Then it's the blues-rockers of the '60s '70s and '80s (including Eric Clapton Jimmy Page Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan) before the story comes up to date with blues flame-keepers such as Keb Mo' or Duke Robillard and some not-quite-traditionalists such as Robben Ford or Derek Trucks.ÞA comprehensive section for mastering electric and acoustic blues follows this historic overview. Starting from the very basics it leads you into more advanced rhythm and lead techniques before examining four key styles: acoustic blues classic electric blues blues rock and jazz blues. The many exercises in the book are supported by specially recorded audio tracks accessed online using the unique code inside each book. The audio files include PLAYBACK+ a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch set loop points change keys and pan left or right.

  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781617130113
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 1107g
  • Dimensions: 284 x 233 x 30 mm

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