Let’s face it. Playing gigs in venues that lack a PA system can be a drag....
Alfred Music Publishing, in collaboration with the National Guitar Workshop, proudly
releases the complete edition of its best-selling Acoustic Blues Guitar Method, by
Acoustic Blues Guitar Method Complete covers everything from the basic principles of
playing guitar to the advanced techniques and styles of acoustic blues. Beginning
concepts include basic blues theory, left-hand technique, call-and-response
phrasing, intros, turnarounds and improvisation. For the intermediate player, the
book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar, and 9-bar blues progressions before
exploring scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing, jazz blues, and open tunings.
The book concludes with advanced techniques including an in-depth look at
fingerstyle blues (with lots of pieces in standard, open and alternate tunings),
slide guitar technique, pentatonic and blues scale theory and application, modal
theory, jazz blues, walking bass lines, popping, and advanced muting techniques.
The included DVD and MP3 CD provide clear demonstrations of playing techniques and
musical examples used in the book.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this book is
printed on 100\% recycled paper stock.
Acoustic Blues Guitar Method Complete (00-36422) is now available in book, CD, and
DVD sets from $19.95 to $29.99 at music retail stores or at alfred.com/guitar.
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