The Serious Guitarist: Blues Chops
A Technique-Building Approach for the Dedicated Guitarist
By Buck Brown
Item: 00-40263
UPC: 038081448954
ISBN 10: 0739093045
ISBN 13: 9780739093047
PRICE: $16.99
Series: The Serious Guitarist
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & MP3 CD
Instrument: Guitar
Great musical ideas need a solid foundation of strong chops to back them up. Fill the gaps in your technique with this unique approach to blues guitar. Build your finger strength, flexibility, and independence with exercises and examples written especially for blues players. This book includes exercises to help you master bending, shuffle rhythm patterns, turnarounds, blues trills, and more. Develop your chops while practicing exercises in the style of the music you enjoy. The Serious Guitarist: Blues Chops provides the tools you need to become a better guitar player, but more importantly, it will help you become a better musician. The included companion MP3 CD features demonstrations of the examples in the book.
Upstroke Sweeps
Cross Picking, String Skipping, and Finger Rolls
Chapter 4: Slide Guitar
String Damping
Step-and-a-Half Bends
Combinations with Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs and Bends
The 13 Chord
More Dominant 7 Chords
More Shuffle Patterns
Slide in G Tuning
Slide in D Tuning
String Bending
The Major Pentatonic Scale
String Bending in the Major Pentatonic Scale
The I-IV-V Progression and the Twelve Bar Blues
Open-Position Two-Note Shuffle Patterns
Closed-Position Two-Note Shuffle Patterns
Two-Note Shuffle Patterns with a b7
Chord Shuffle Patterns
New Blues 7 Chords
The 9 Chord
More Sliding Exercises
Muted Sweeps
The Blues Trill
Slide in Standard Tuning
Sliding -- The Ring-Finger Slide
Chapter 3: Advanced Blues Techniques
Advanced Twelve-Bar Blues Harmony
Pick and Fingers Blues with a Walking Bass Line
The Minor Blues
Pedal Steel-Style Bends
Strengthening the 3rd and 4th Fingers
About The Author
Chapter 1: Blues Rhythm Guitar
Moveable Chords
Alternate Picking
Finger Independence
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
Closed-Position Two-Note Shuffle Patterns with a b7
Downstroke Sweeps
Double Stops
Chapter 2: Blues Lead Guitar
The 9 Chord Slide Blues