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Blues Guitar For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05082-8
E-book
384 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: You Got a Right to Play the Blues.

Chapter 1: Every Day I Have the Blues . . . Hallelujah!

Chapter 2: Blues Meets Guitar: A Match Made in Musical Heaven.

Chapter 3: Grab Hold, Tune Up, Play On!

Part II: Setting Up to Play the Blues.

Chapter 4: Getting a Grip on Left-Hand Chords.

Chapter 5: Positioning the Right Hand for Rhythm and Lead.

Chapter 6: Blues Progressions, Song Forms, and Moves.

Chapter 7: Musical Riffs: Bedrock of the Blues.

Part III: Beyond the Basics: Playing Like a Pro.

Chapter 8: Playing Lead: Soaring Melodies and Searing Solos.

Chapter 9: Playing Up the Neck.

Chapter 10: Express Yourself: Making the Guitar Sing, Cry, and Wail.

Part IV: Sounding Like the Masters: Blues Styles through the Ages.

Chapter 11: Acoustic Roots: Delta Blues and Its Country Cousins.

Chapter 12: The Birth and Growth of Classic Electric Blues.

Chapter 13: Blues Rock: The Infusion of Ol’ Rock ’n’ Roll.

Part V: Gearing Up: Outfitting Your Arsenal.

Chapter 14: Shop Till You Drop: Buying the Right Guitar for You.

Chapter 15: Choosing Your Amp and Effects.

Chapter 16: Changing Strings.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Blues Guitar Giants.

Chapter 18: Ten Great Blues Guitars.

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus One) Must-Have Blues Guitar Albums.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: How to Read Music.

Appendix B: How to Use the CD.

Index.

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