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Intro to Blues Keyboard
Intro to Blues Keyboard
Paperback      ISBN: 0739025694
For the keyboard player with basic skills and note-reading ability who wants to dive into the style of music they love. Includes examples in the styles of the masters, improvising, soloing tips and more. The great sounding play-along CD will develop skills quickly and get players jamming with a band right away.
Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South
Rhythm Oil
A Journey Through the Music of the American South
Paperback      ISBN: 0679741747
Examines the roots of blues and soul music in a tour of the Old South, exploring the musical culture that produced Otis Redding, Elvis, Sam Phillips, B.B. King, and others
Blues Keyboard Method Complete
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.
Holy Blues of Rev. Gary Davis
Holy Blues of Rev. Gary Davis
Paperback      ISBN: 0786659203
The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer
The Natural Mystics
Marley, Tosh and Wailer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393081176
Describes the history of the Wailers from their upbringing in the brutal slums of Kingston to their first recordings and super stardom through the lens of Jamaican politics, heritage, race, religion and the cultural revolution taking place in the 1970s. 17,000 first printing.
Real Blues Guitar
Real Blues Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0739065173
Do you love the blues? Do you want to master it by learning the techniques used by the greats? Then Real Blues Guitar is exactly what youÂ're looking for. Revised with all-new engravings and now with a companion DVD, this book starts you off with the basics and takes a comprehensive approach to rhythm, lead, and solo playing. You'll be guided through the styles of blues guitar masters like Eric Clapton, Albert King, B. B. King, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, and Johnny Winter. With information that has been carefully researched and documented, you'll gain an understanding of each artist's unique approach to technique, note choice, and tone. On the DVD, Kenny Chipkin performs every example in the book and provides his unique perspective on the history and influence of the great blues guitarists. High-quality MP3 tracks of all the examples and solos in the book are included on the disc.
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Can't Be Satisfied
The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Paperback      ISBN: 0316164941
Drawn from in-depth research and detailed interviews, an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues details his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry. Reprint. 18,000 first printing.
The Complete Acoustic Blues Guitar Method: Beginning - Intermediate - Mastering
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.
Blowing the Blues: Fifty Years Playing the British Blues
Blowing the Blues
Fifty Years Playing the British Blues
      ISBN: 1904555047

Includes CD

The Total Blues Keyboardist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Keyboard Playing
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.