Blues, Soul and Motown
Beginning Acoustic Blues Guitar
The Complete Acoustic Blues Method : Beginning-intermediate-mastering
Paperback ISBN: 0739036734
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.
Paperback ISBN: 0312270062
An in-depth examination of the art and life of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and blues legend John Lee Hooker draws from interviews with Hooker himself and a wide range of musicians, relatives, and acquaintances. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Complete Acoustic Blues Guitar Method
Beginning - Intermediate - Mastering
Paperback ISBN: 0739038281
Great for acoustic guitarists who have learned the basics of the blues and are ready to take the next step. Begins with a review of technique, standard music notation and basic theory. Building on the foundations of Beginning Acoustic Blues, the book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar and 9-bar blues progressions. It then delves into scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing; using 3rds, 6ths, 10ths and triads in song arrangements; extended dominant chords and jazz blues; and open tunings. The book concludes with fingerstyle pieces in the style of some of the masters. If you love the acoustic blues and want to learn more, this book is a must. 79 pages.
The Total Blues Keyboardist
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Keyboard Playing
Paperback ISBN: 0739075241
The Total Blues Keyboardist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues keyboard playing. For beginners to advanced players, this book teaches blues theory, rhythm, and improvisation, and includes authentic techniques and examples in all blues styles?from Delta, New Orleans, and Chicago blues to Memphis, gospel, jazz, soul, and funk blues. Learn 8-bar, 12-bar, and 16-bar progressions, as well as classic intros, endings, and turnarounds. In addition, discover the best approach for playing with other musicians or a full blues band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
Blues Keyboard Method Complete
Paperback ISBN: 0739078917
Anyone interested in learning to play blues keyboard can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. Beginning concepts include basic chords, scales, blues melodies, improvisation, turnarounds, intros, the 12-bar blues form, walking bass, and playing in a band. Intermediate topics include chord extensions, blues techniques, building bass lines, playing in key, ii?V substitutions, and slow blues. Advanced techniques include tremolo, octaves, grace notes, and two-handed chords. The book covers a variety of styles, including Chicago blues, New Orleans R&B, and jazz blues, as well as topics like chromaticism, motivic development, melodic expansion, groove, and articulation. Packed with sample licks and songs, this book is essential for any keyboardist serious about learning the blues. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.
Mister Satan's Apprentice
A Blues Memoir
Hardcover ISBN: 067945022x
A young harmonica player describes his collaboration with Mister Satan, a charismatic, streetwise New York City musician, discussing the growing friendship between two unlikely individuals linked by their shared love of the blues. 17,500 first printing. Tour.