Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
-100 Top Quality Blues Licks- -Complete Method To Learn the Guitar Neck- -Over 1hr of Live Examples and Audio for FREE Download- Whether you want a complete method to learn blues guitar or just a set of100 excellent blues guitar licks, this book has you covered. Most guitarists stay locked into the same patterns and scale shapes for years, unable to break out of the habits and licks they first learnt as a beginner. This leads to creative stagnation, boring solos and a sense that something will always be missing from their playing. Ask yourself this:- When you solo do you normally go straight to your first pentatonic box shape? - Do you normally play in a limited range of 'easy' keys, like A, E, G and C? - Would you like to have complete freedom to visualize and play in any key, in any position on guitar? - Do you only use minor pentatonic scales, or rarely use rich sounding modes to enliven your playing? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then this book is definitely for you. This book helps you spread out your playing all over the guitar neck. It frees you from playing the same ideas over and over again. This book spurs creativity byopening up the neck and most importantly, it teaches you an incredibly strong visual method to 'hang' scales and licks off 5 easy to remember chord shapes. The CAGED System for Blues Guitar covers both Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales,The Blues Scale and The Mixolydian Mode. With 25 licks for each scale covering all 5 positions, you'll never be short of something interesting to say on your instrument. Contained within are the tricks and secrets that professional guitarists use to unlock the neck and always have something new to play. The most important concept is theCAGED system and it helps you to see the fretboard like the back of your hand and to easily play in any key in any position. This isn't a book just about scales. There are over 100 blues guitar licks in different styles that you will memorise easily, and can form the basis of your new, improved solos. You'll learn tohang these off each chord shape, so wherever you are on the guitar you'll never lose the groove. Each lick is demonstrated with an individual audio example which you can download for free fromwww.fundamental-changes.com – There is over an hour of audio included and 8 tailored backing tracks.This is the method taught at the London College of Music's Guitar Institute and I'm very happy to share these powerful concepts with you in my book. Have fun, and good luck! Joseph Alexander BA Honours, Dip.HE
Author: Tom Kolb
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Guitar Educational). If you've been finding yourself trapped in the pentatonic box, then Connecting Pentatonic Patterns is for you! This hands-on instructional book with audio offers examples for guitar players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. The only prerequisites are a basic understanding of the minor pentatonic scale and a desire to expand your fretboard horizons. Study this book faithfully, and soon you'll be soloing all over the neck with the greatest of ease. Includes audio demonstrations of every example in the book, plus jam tracks for practicing!
Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Have you ever listened to a master blues musician and wondered why their solos sound different and more powerful than yours? “Beyond Pentatonics” Contains 104 Pages of Blues Guitar Secrets for the Advancing Guitarist: Add New, Rich Melodic Colours to your Solo Learn how the Greatest Guitarists Target the Most Powerful Notes. Master Every Important Scale Choice for Every Chord in the Blues Progression Over 125 Licks, 80 Minutes of Audio and 10 Backing Tracks The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar is a three-part series that teaches you all the essential skills required to become an excellent blues guitarist. Book Three: "Beyond Pentatonics" shows you how to break away from the minor pentatonic soloing rut that many blues guitarists quickly fall into. The first half of "Beyond Pentatonics" shows you how to target the most powerful notes from each chord in the blues progression to create the greatest emotional effect. Every chord change in the blues progression is covered in minute detail, with clear diagrams and plenty of great licks to learn. You'll quickly find yourself playing emotive, original solos that you never before thought possible. The second half of 'Beyond Pentatonics', looks in great detail at the many possiblescale choices for each of the chords in the blues. Every essential scale choice is given for the I, IV and V chords, withtheory and important concepts clearly explained. There are over 125 pieces of authentic blues vocabulary, plus many 'tricks of the trade' to help you incorporate these compelling sounds into your solos. There is no better, more detailed book to teach you the melodic secrets of blues guitar soloing.
Author: Alfred Publishing Staff, Erik Halbig
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Pentatonic Soloing Strategies for Guitar takes the most common improvisational tool, the pentatonic scale, and shows you its almost limitless possibilities. It begins with standard major and minor pentatonic scales in the five basic positions and quickly moves into challenging pentatonic variations for string skipping and sweep picking. The book culminates with a series of substitution scales, including the rootless 9th, the half-diminished, and the whole-tone augmented pentatonic scales. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book is included.
Author: Johnny Norris
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
Sixteen easy blues solos in standard notation and tablature, compiled and played on accompanying CD. Plus tips on how to prepare for and perform each solo.
Author: MIKE CHRISTIANSEN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
The most complete and thorough reference book on rock guitar. Contains detailed teaching on licks, breaks, and fills, playing rhythm patterns and styles, lead scales for soloing, and tricks for building speed and adding color to improvisation. In notation and tablature. The companion downloadable onlineaudiois a play-along recording featuring the terrific guitar stylings of Mike Christiansen backed by a rock rhythm section. The online audio is well over 60 minutes and features excerpts from most of the musical selections presented in the book. Also includes online video with 115 minutes of video
Author: Dennis McCumber
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
The Total Blues Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues guitar playing. Start with simple blues progressions and end up playing licks in the styles of greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, B. B. King and Bonnie Raitt. This wide-ranging study of blues guitar is for all players from beginning to advanced. The beginning-to-intermediate student will find all the tools needed to become a great player, while the more advanced player will find lots of useful tips and a fresh perspective on blues guitar. This book is filled with scales, chords, licks and tunes in many different blues styles including funk-blues, jazz-blues and modal blues. Whether you are just beginning or have already begun your blues guitar journey, this is the one place to get everything you need to make you a great blues guitarist. A CD is included with backing tracks to jam over.
Author: Joseph Alexander
176 notated examples, 15 backing tracks, 2 hours of audio Never have 12 bars of music been treated to such detailed, logical study. Whether you already play jazz, or are trying to expand your melodic horizons from the traditional blues, Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar is a step by step method that breaks down the 12 bar jazz blues into its most essential, musical elements. Each chord is taken in turn, and every important soloing approach is discussed. From arpeggio-based ideas, to chromatic approach notes, passing notes, bebop scales and altered scales; every concept is instantly made musical, with plenty of lines and practice ideas based on real world application. The emphasis is on creating smooth, flowing blues lines that are constructed from each concept taught in the book. Plenty of examples are given for every playing situation; however the book focuses on teaching the reader how to build their own musical lines from the fundamental principles of jazz theory. Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar builds your soloing logically, chapter by chapter, and quickly develops a rock solid foundation from which advanced concepts are easily constructed and applied. Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar contains the following detailed chapters: Chapter One - The Jazz Blues Structure Chapter Two - Chord Voicings for the Jazz Blue Chapter Three - Soloing on the First Seven Bars Chapter Four - Smooth Transitions between Arpeggios Chapter Five - Targeting Specific Intervals Chapter Six - Using the Mixolydian Bebop Scale Chapter Seven - Chromatic Passing Notes Chapter Eight - Chromatic Approach Note Patterns Chapter Nine - Adding the bV Diminished 7 Chord Chapter Ten - 3rd to 9th Extended Arpeggios Chapter Eleven - Soloing on Bars Eight to Twelve Chapter Twelve - Using the Phrygian Dominant Bebop Scale Chapter Thirteen - Moving from G7 to Cm7 Chapter Fourteen - Using the Dorian Bebop Scale Chapter Fifteen - Soloing on F7 Chapter Sixteen - The F Mixolydian Bebop Scale Chapter Seventeen - The F Altered Scale Chapter Eighteen - Practicing Quick Changes Chapter Nineteen - Pentatonic Scales Chapter Twenty: Jazz Blues Solo Example Conclusions, Practice Tips and Further Study With over 100 pages on just 12 bars of music, this is the most detailed and practical guide to the jazz blues available Audio Available for Free from www.fundamental-changes.com
Author: Rob Silver
This guide maps out various Pentatonic and Blues Scales including: THE MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE, THE MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE, THE MINOR BLUES SCALE, THE MAJOR BLUES SCALE, THE VOODOO BLUES SCALE, THE INDIAN PENTATONIC SCALE, THE DOMINANT PENTATONIC SCALE, and THE DORIAN PENTATONIC SCALE for you on 6 string guitar in standard tuning.I've also included some bonus material for the shredders out there, 3 note per string pentatonic shapes, three octave 3 note string pentatonic shapes and three octave 3 note per string blues scales.Each scale or mode is mapped out all over the neck, and in all positions to let you play with any scale in any key anywhere on the guitar neck.The scales have been mapped out showing all the relative intervals in each pattern making it much easier for you apply the information to your playing by putting the dots in a harmonic context.
Author: Troy Nelson
Publisher: Hal Leonard
(Guitar Educational). This revolutionary approach to chord-tone soloing features a 52-week, one-lick-per-day method for visualizing and navigating the neck of the guitar. Rock, metal, blues, jazz, country, R&B and funk are covered. Topics include: all 12 major, minor and dominant key centers; 12 popular chord progressions; half-diminished and diminished scales; harmonic minor and whole-tone scales; and much more. The accompanying audio tracks feature demonstrations of all 365 licks! Written by Troy Nelson, author of the #1 bestseller Guitar Aerobics and former editor-in-chief of Guitar One .