The 21st Century Pro Method: Blues Guitar Rural, Urban and Modern Styles

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Alfred Music Publishing, Jul 1, 2003 - Music - 128 pages
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The most complete method for the modern blues guitarist. This book covers basic blues techniques, soloing over the I, IV, and V chords, and the differences between authentic blues soloing, blues-rock, funk, and jazz-oriented solos. Plus it demonstrates classic blues phrases, intros, endings, and turnarounds. With more than 130 music examples, all recorded on the included CD, and over 20 complete blues tunes for demonstration and play-along practice, this book is a complete course on blues guitar.
 

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Contents

THE BLUES SHUFFLE
8
HammerOn Examples 16
16
Bending Examples 22
22
Locating the Notes in E7 28 10
28
Combining the Root 3rd 5th and 1 35 16
35
Creating Tension and Release
41
Adding the 9th to the I IV and V Chords
47
More Patterns for the BluesRock Scale
53
The Diminished Sound
92
Cantaloupe Shuffle 96 61
96
The Chromatic RunUp 97 62
97
The Chord Rake
98
Minor Rakes 99 64
99
Combining the Rake With Other Techniques 100 66
100
USING THE 6TH INTERVAL TO EMBELLISH THE DOMINANT 7TH CHORD
101
The Shapes of the 6th Interval on the 1 st and 2nd Strings
102

Moving the Blues to Different Keys
54
Locating the Chord Tones in the Key of A
55
Steppin Out 56 28
56
Walkin on the C 57 29
58
CREATING EXTENDED FINGERINGS
59
Common Extended Fingerings for the BluesRock Scale
62
The Sweet Major Sound
63
Lazy River Blues 64 31
64
The Blues Major Sound
65
A Minor Connection 69 32
69
When People Look Down 70 33
70
BREAKING OUT OF COMMON PATTERNS
71
The Mixolydian Blues Sound
76
INTRODUCTIONS
78
Melodic Style Intro Key of E 79 34
79
Riff Intro Key of G 80 36
80
TurnaroundStyle Intro Key of E 81 39
81
Passing Chord Intro Key of Bt 82 42
82
RiffBased Intro Key of Bb 83 45
83
ENDINGS
85
Chromatic Chord Movement Key of F 86 51
86
The A Train Ending Key of F 87 54
87
TurnaroundStyle Ending Key of E 88 57
88
MODERN BLUES TRICKS THE WHOLETONE SOUND
89
Saints and Sinners 91 60
91
Moving 6ths on the 1st and 3rd Strings 103 68
103
Using the 6th to Embellish the 7th Chord on the 2nd and 4th Strings
104
The Shapes of the 6th Interval on the 2nd and 4th Strings
105
Working With 6ths on the 2nd and 4th Strings 106 69
106
THE FUNKBLUES SOUND
107
The Memphis Connection 108 71
108
Unfinished Business 109 72
109
BLUES FORMS AND CHORD PROGRESSIONS no Example 73 The Standard 12Bar Form 110 73
110
Turnaround Changes Ill 75
111
Variation on the Major 6 Blues 112 77
112
Major 6 With a Quick Change 113 79
113
Substituting for the V Chord 114 81
114
MINOR KEY BLUES PROGRESSION
115
Merging Minor and Dominant Blues 116 85
116
Peter GreenStyle Minor Blues 117 87
117
118 89
118
TURNAROUNDS
119
Turnarounds in E 120 92
120
Turnarounds in E 121 93
121
Turnarounds in E 122 94
122
Turnarounds in A 123 95
123
Turnarounds in A 124 96
124
Turnarounds in A 120 97
126
Turnarounds in A 127 99
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