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MJS Music Publications Easy Blues Guitar DVD: Blues Guitar Lessons for Beginner through Intermediate  

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If you want to learn to play blues guitar, look no further than the Easy Blues GuitarDVD. Expert guitar instructor Mark John Sternal starts you out w...Read More

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Learn the chords, scales, and riffs that form the backbone of the blues.

If you want to learn to play blues guitar, look no further than the Easy Blues GuitarDVD. Expert guitar instructor Mark John Sternal starts you out with tutorials on simple power chords, riffs, and the tricks and techniques. Each guitar lesson is introduced with thorough and descriptive instructions, followed by a slowed-down practice section that will ensure that anyone, at any level, can play each exercise.

The exercises are later combined to form complete blues songs, then each blues song and blues guitar solo is presented at a slow, medium, and fast tempo, allowing you to play along and build up your blues guitar chops. BPM (beats per minute) range from an easy 50 BPM practice tempos to a progressively increasing fast blues guitar at 140 BPM.

Levels:
Level 1: Finger Traditional Blues Riffs and Turnarounds
Level 2: Finger Blues Scales and Chords
Level 3: Finger Blues Chords and "The Million Dollar Scale"
Level 4: Finger Intermediate Blues Guitar
Features complete songs at each level.

FEATURES
  • Blues rhythms
  • Blues riffs
  • Blues techniques
  • 5 blues songs
  • Tips on improvising
  • Amp and effects settings
  • Blues solos
  • Key changes

Learn to play blues guitar the easy, gradual way when you buy this DVD today.

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4.0

Great value- minor complaints

By Skybiscuit

from St. Louis, MO

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  • Challenging
  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

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    Comments about MJS Music Publications Easy Blues Guitar DVD: Blues Guitar Lessons for Beginner through Intermediate:

    I'm one of those players that learned bits and pieces along the way and built up a style that while passable in many areas is sorely lacking in others, including some fundamental skills. I love the blues and wanted to become a more competent blues player- able to play different "bluesy" chords and riffs and improvised solos. This is a great DVD for building a basic foundation and working knowledge of that framework. You won't become a blues master from this DVD but it certainly starts you in the right direction and helps to form a basis from which you can develop and build on to. The lessons are clear and slow and easy to follow. The content is very well selected, thought-out and presented. If you learn everything in this DVD you will be well on your way AND if you already know something about playing guitar it will maybe help fill in some gaps or reinforce a few things. I give it four stars for good content and low price (value) but it misses the five-star mark for a few reasons: the very first lesson is about getting your "tone" which involves amp settings (fair enough) and "effects" you can use- which turns into a commercial for a specific effects manufaturer located somewhere in Germany. Several pedals with several settings each are demonstrated to show you how to get that "blues tone" that you apparently can't get with the amp alone- which is a nice amp for blues- no pedals needed. Curiously, no mention about the kind of guitar to use is made- guess they didn't get paid for that. Seems like the effects pedals for a begining blues player should be last thing considered given the basic nature of these lessons. But it is clearly about the money, and they at least don't try to hide that fact and they get it out of the way relatively quickly. Also, tabs are shown at the bottom of the screen as the instructor plays along- however, as the song progresses, each new measure is presented exactly as the first note of the new measure is played. This makes it hard to read ahead and anticipate the changes. Finaly, as the instructor demonstrates various chords, he demonstrates and plays D6 chord in a song even though he calls it a D7. Call me picky but a "pro" instructor should know his chords- or at least go back and overdub the corect chord name. These are the only reasons I didn't give it five stars. In all fairness I haven't totally completed the DVD so there may be other quirks- but over all for the price, this is a very good instructional DVD for anyone looking to dip into blues guitar playing.

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    5.0

    Great DVD..

    By Richard-RyB-0

    from las vegas

    Comments about MJS Music Publications Easy Blues Guitar DVD: Blues Guitar Lessons for Beginner through Intermediate:

    this DVD is amazing. It has play along tabs at the bottom of the page, still sheet music in bonus features, and you can play all 5 blues songs and the 2 solos and slow, medium, and fast paces. Worth every penny!

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