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The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Intermediate Blues Guitar

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The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Intermediate Blues Guitar

The Complete Blues Guitar Method: Intermediate Blues Guitar

by Matt Smith

Book/DVD set. Learn blues techniques, phrasing, R&B and blues-funk fills, non-scale tones, chord extensions and substitutions, more. With examples in the styles of B.B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, more. This second edition features new licks by John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Keb' Mo' and other newer players. Lots more video too! Note/tab. Second edition. 96 pp.
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  • About the Author
  • Introduction

Chapter 1-Getting Started

  • The Music Alphabet
  • The Guitar Fretboard
  • Tuning
  • How to Read Music
  • Rhythmic Notation
  • A Guide to Tablature (TAB)
  • Roman Numerals
  • Reading Scale and Chord Diagrams

Chapter 2-Theory

  • The Major Scale
  • Major Scale and Key
  • Key Signatures
  • Natural Minor Scale
  • Relative Minor
  • Intervals
  • Interval Inversion
  • Chords
  • Chord Extensions
  • Dominant Chords
  • Chord Quiz
  • Chord Scales-Diatonic Harmony
  • Chord Scale Quiz
  • The 12-Bar Blues

Chapter 3-Blues Rhythm Guitar

  • Swing Eighths
  • Boogie!
  • Chord Extensions and Substitutions
  • Dominant Blues Substitutions
  • Minor Blues Substitutions
  • Right-Hand Development
  • Shuffle Comping
  • Sliding Chord Forms
  • Funky Blues Rhythm Fills
  • Rhythm & Blues Fills
  • Secrets of the Blues!-Blues Philosophy

Chapter 4-A Quick Technique Review

  • Bending
  • Vibrato
  • Bent-Note Vibrato

Chapter 5-Soloing

  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Phrasing
  • Non-Scale Tones
  • Breaking Out of Pentatonic Patterns
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Mixing Major and Minor Pentatonics

Chapter 6-More About Soloing

  • Resolving to 3 and Flat 7
  • Double-Stop 3rds
  • Dominant Double-Stops
  • Double-Stop 6ths
  • Double-Stop 4ths
  • Minor Blues Double-Stops

Chapter 7-Licks of the Masters

  • B. B. King
  • Albert King
  • Freddie King
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Eric Clapton
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Gary Clark, Jr
  • Joe Bonamassa

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