Blues Guitar For Dummies

Blues Guitar For Dummies

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by Jon Chappell
     
 

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Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies. With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists!

Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing

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Overview

Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies. With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists!

Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more! It’s packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of the great blues musicians. This accessible guide will give you the skills you need to:

  • Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings
  • Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar
  • Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm
  • Recognize the structure of a blues song
  • Tackle musical riffs
  • Master melodies and solos
  • Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail
  • Jam to any type of blues

In addition to this must-have book, a bonus CD is included so that you can listen to famous songs, practice your riffs and chords, and develop your style as a blues musician. It also features a quick guide to musical notation and suggestions on albums, artists, and guitars for further enjoyment. With Blues Guitar for Dummies, you can re-create the masterpieces of the blues legend without the expensive lessons!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470049204
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2006
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,103,398
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Chappell is a multistyle guitarist, arranger, and author. He grew up in Chicago, attended Carnegie-Mellon University, and earned his master’s degree in composition from DePaul University. He was Editor-in-Chief of Guitar magazine and played and recorded with artists such as Big Walter Horton, Billy Branch, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, and Gunther Schuller. Jon has also contributed numerous musical pieces to TV and film.
Jon served as Associate Music Director of Cherry Lane Music, where he transcribed, edited, and arranged the music of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Bonnie Raitt, and Eddie Van Halen, among others. He has more than a dozen method books to his name and is the author of Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Rock Guitar For Dummies (both published by Wiley), Blues Rock Riffs for Guitar (Cherry Lane), as well as the textbook The Recording Guitarist — A Guide for Home and Studio (Hal Leonard). Please visit Jon’s Web site at www.jonchappell.com for more info.

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Blues Guitar for Dummies 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book that is quite informative for anyone interested in exploring blues guitar. Unfortunately, you do not have access to the music that comes with the hard copy AND the sheet music examples the author provides for the reader to play in the book cannot be read because they are too small! The text is clear and crisp for normal book passages, but text for the examples provided is entirely illegible and thus, useless. Unlike the text for normal book passages, the examples CANNOT me made larger or clearer. The examples are critical to this book! B&N, I would like my money back so I can buy the reader friendly hardcopy version. This was an utter disappointment.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are better than that.