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The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Beginning Blues Guitar

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The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Beginning Blues Guitar

The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Beginning Blues Guitar

by David Hamburger

Book/DVD set. An introduction to basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, Texas swing, slow blues, and minor blues - plus the styles of greats like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. Learn about call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and improvisation. This second edition features new licks in the styles of Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., more - and more video! Note/tab. Second edition. 96 pp.
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  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1-Getting Started Half Steps, Whole Steps, and the Importance of Gravity
  • The Fretboard
  • Tuning Up
  • Music Notation
  • Reading Tablature (TAB)
  • Reading Chord Diagrams
  • Reading a Chord Chart-Rhythmic Notation
  • Reading Scale Diagrams
  • Reading Roman Numerals
  • Chapter 2-Blues Theory
  • The Major Scale
  • Key Signatures
  • Minor Scales
  • Relative Minor
  • Intervals
  • Chords
  • Diatonic Harmony
  • Blues Harmony
  • Chapter 3-Basic Rhythm Guitar
  • Basic Rhythm Vocabulary
  • Basic 12-Bar Blues
  • Palm Muting
  • The Shuffle Pattern
  • Moveable Shuffle Patterns
  • Left-Hand Muting
  • Variations on the Shuffle Pattern
  • Stop Time
  • Boogie-Woogie in Open E
  • Chapter 4-Blues Scales
  • Major Pentatonic
  • Phrasing
  • Call-and-Response Phrasing
  • Riff-Style Soloing
  • Minor Pentatonic
  • Targeting Root Notes
  • Combining Call-and-Response with Root Targeting
  • Transposing
  • Chapter 5-Left-hand Techniques
  • Hammer-Ons
  • Pull-Offs
  • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs Together
  • Slides
  • Bending
  • Reverse Bends
  • Signature Licks
  • Vibrato
  • Chapter 6-Rhythm Guitar Styles
  • Muddy Waters-Vamps
  • Buddy Guy-Rhythm Riffs
  • Texas Swing
  • Slow Blues
  • Minor Blues
  • Chapter 7-Intros, Turnarounds, and Endings
  • Turnarounds
  • Intros
  • Endings
  • Chapter 8-Improvising
  • Alternating Major and Minor Pentatonic
  • Adding Major Pentatonic Notes to the Minor Pentatonic
  • Adding Minor Pentatonic Notes to the Major Pentatonic
  • Chord Hits
  • Expanding the Basic Scale Patterns
  • More Licks!
  • Chapter 9-Practicing
  • Set Goals
  • Organize Your Time
  • Metronomes, Drum Machines, and Practice Recordings
  • Vary Your Sources
  • Outside the Practice Room
  • Individuality

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