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Hal Leonard Beginning Blues Guitar (Book/CD)  

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  • 12-bar blues
  • Major & minor pentatonic scales
  • The blues scale
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Learn the blues techniques made famous by the legends.

From B.B. King and Buddy Guy to Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues guitar has become a constant in the realm of American popular music. The Beginning Blues Guitar book and CD teach the concepts and techniques as fostered by these legendary bluesmen. The instruction book includes standard notation and guitar tab, and the CD features demos of every example.


Blues styles and techniques covered:

  • 12-bar blues
  • Major & minor pentatonic scales
  • The blues scale
  • String bending
  • Licks
  • Double-stops
  • Intros, turnarounds, and more
  • Author: Dave Rubin
  • Series: Guitar Educational
  • Softcover book with CD — tablature
  • 9" W x 12" L
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great basics

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    Comments about Hal Leonard Beginning Blues Guitar (Book/CD):

    this book answered the most basic questions i had. it made learning up the neck make sense.simple rythems , turn arounds are all here for beginners.im self taught so i bought this to help me learn what i couldnt make sense of, myself.

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    Comments about Hal Leonard Beginning Blues Guitar (Book/CD):

    Hal Leonard's Beginning Blues Guitar is written By Dave Rubin and it is a great way to learn the basics of Blues. It launched me out of beginner status. The systematic path is well thought out and really helped me build my foundation quickly. Everything is clear and the CD (get the CD!) is very well done ( I used a CD guitar trainer, but probably not needed). I did have to acquire some supplemental information to help me understand some specifics on Keys and shifting scale boxes, but it's in there, I just could not figure it out on my own. It does not cut corners and each section prepares you for the next which is great for trying to learn on your own. A great boogie rhythm 12 bar for stretching and strengthening your pinky! I selected this book because a local Blues teacher uses this book for his adult education class. It only gets you off the ground and for the price it does about as much as possible, but It worked for me and left me hungary for more. My next Blues book will be by Dave Rubin for sure!

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