This chart provides the basics of playing the blues guitar. Common scale and chord diagrams as well as blues chord progressions are laid out in fashion anyone can understand. The note and number of each string and the natural notes on the fretboard are labeled on a beautiful photo of a solid-body electric guitar. Note: The sample for this product is an image of the entire chart. It may take a while to load.
Packed with information, this wall chart contains a complete fingerboard/notation diagram and shows fingering grid diagrams for major and minor scales (harmonic, melodic and Hungarian), pentatonic and blues scales and modes. Note: The sample for this product is an image of the entire chart. It may take a while to load.
A popular and easy to understand book which teaches and explores the many aspects of bottleneck/slide guitar techniques developed nearly a century ago and made famous through the recordings of legendary blues greats like Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Muddy Waters. Much of the book is dedicated to teaching you how to use these assorted techniques to make original improvised solos. You will learn to play bottleneck guitar in open D tuning, open E tuning, open A tuning, and standard tuning. Written in notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.
This is a collection of 48 original jazz tunes in different styles, with fun melodies ideal for jamming. The pieces are in a variety of keys and are presented in standard notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.
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!
Learn to play 14 classic blues the best way-by doing! This book and CD provide your backup band as you explore Country and Urban, Acoustic and Electric, Delta, Texas, Chicago, Slide Guitar, Alternate Tuning, Traditional, and Modern styles in many different major and minor keys and in a variety of tempos. Melodies are first presented on the recording at a slow speed with just guitar, then repeated at regular speed with the band. Finally, you can play along with the hot blues rhythm section alone, and you've got the makings of a dynamite blues jam session. You'll play all the leads and solos! Repeat a tune or passage as many times as you want at slow or regular speed. We'll jam all night long! Beginners and intermediate players can practice basic skills. Advanced players can hone their improvisation chops. the split track recording allows you to hear either just the melody from one speaker, just the rhythm section from the other, or both for maximum flexibility and specific study. the book includes melodies, chord diagrams and guitar tablature.
This starting volume of the Complete Acoustic Blues Method covers basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, call and response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and improvisation. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. This is the perfect method for beginning acoustic blues guitarists.
The blanket term 'rock' is used to describe a musical genre that covers over six decades of musical diversity. the question for this book is, What does rock mean to harmonica players? This book is for harmonica players who have a basic grasp of the instrument and are looking to study the rock style in greater detail. You'll learn greater control of bends; speed licks; high-end licks; how to play bluesy notes and textures; how to play and construct hooks; how to deal with and play over the common chord progressions used in rock; and, music theory relative to playing rock harmonica. Concepts are presented through original tunes as well as staples of rock harmonica repertoire such as Magic Dick's Whammer Jammer!.
Winner of the 2016 Living Blues Award for Blues Book of the Year Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when blues recording virtually came to a halt. Like the best music documentaries, Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar interweaves musical history, quotes from celebrated musicians (B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, and Johnny Winter, to name a few), and a spellbinding array of life stories to illustrate the early days of blues guitar in rich and resounding detail. In these chapters, you’ll meet Sylvester Weaver, who recorded the world’s first guitar solos, and Paramount Records artists Papa Charlie Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake, the “King of Ragtime Blues Guitar.” Blind Willie McTell, the Southeast’s superlative twelve-string guitar player, and Blind Willie Johnson, street-corner evangelist of sublime gospel blues, also get their due, as do Lonnie Johnson, the era’s most influential blues guitarist; Mississippi John Hurt, with his gentle, guileless voice and syncopated fingerpicking style; and slide guitarist Tampa Red, “the Guitar Wizard.” Drawing on a deep archive of documents, photographs, record company ads, complete discographies, and up-to-date findings of leading researchers, this is the most comprehensive and complete account ever written of the early stars of blues guitar—an essential chapter in the history of American music.
DIVThe Ultimate Guitar Course is the ideal instructional for beginner guitar players who are looking to start playing a few chords from day one. It’s a graded course that will take you from your very first lesson through mastering advanced soloing techniques. It includes an illustrated book with over 200 images, a laminated wall chart illustrating the guitar chords, as well as a CD-ROM in a slick and easy-to-carry portfolio. The Ultimate Guitar Course book is composed of self-contained one-page lessons with simple, easy-to-follow instructions as well as clear photos illustrating both hand placement and technique. The laminated guitar chord wall chart was designed so players can hang it behind your door for easy reference while you work yourself up from playing 1- and 2-chord songs to more complicated pieces. And finally, access the CD-ROM in your portfolio which includes a complete set of audio backing tracks for you to practice and test yourself. And because the memory stick is small and portable, we’ve also added the book and exercises in tab and notation right on it so you can take the complete course anywhere you need to be. Why wait? If you’ve wanted to learn guitar for years but just don’t have the time or patience for an expensive guitar instructor, then The Ultimate Guitar Course is for you. The lessons are quick and easy, and you’ll be strumming a few chords by the end of your first day!/div
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
"We gotta' get out of this place, if it's the last thing we ever do." Jake Strong is stuck in a rut. Over a period of time, he's gradually grown tired of his job. He can't help feeling that, long ago, he might have taken the wrong turn somewhere on life's path. Jake regrets having heeded the advice of authority when he was young and is now longing for the good old days. At fifty-three years old, Jake is a moderately successful-but completely burned-out-real estate broker who is badly in need of a change. When an old high school friend, now a washed-up rock star, comes to town, it reminds him that songwriting was his natural talent and his first passion. Apprehensive but inspired, Jake embarks on a quest to find out if he has the moxie to be a songwriter. Along the way, he learns the truth about his old flame, Lizzie Taylor, he rights some wrongs, and he combines his youthful passion for songwriting with a seasoned work ethic. Will Jake finally find true happiness? Author Al Pauly creates the perfect mix of youthful dreams and grown-up cynicism in Suburban Blues, a story with which every adult can identify.
The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.
This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the Blues website.
In 2002, the reclusive and legendary record producer Phil Spector gave his first interview in twenty-five years to Mick Brown. The day after it was published an actress named Lana Clarkson was shot dead in Spector's LA castle. This is Brown's odyssey into the strange life and times of Phil Spector. Beginning with that fateful meeting in Spector's home and going on to explore his colourful and extraordinary life and career, including the unfolding of the Clarkson case, this is one of the most bizarre and compelling stories in pop history.