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The Blues Guitar Handbook - A Complete Course in Techniques and Styles

St. James, Adam

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ISBN 10: 1617130117 / ISBN 13: 9781617130113
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2011. Spi Har/Co. Hardcover-spiral. Explores the humble beginnings of blues guitar through the early decades of the 20th century, moving into profiles of such players as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton and Son House. Num Pages: 256 pages, black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: AVGK; AVRL1; AVS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 276 x 236 x 23. Weight in Grams: 1148. A Complete Course in Techniques and Styles. 256 pages, black and white illustrations. Explores the humble beginnings of blues guitar through the early decades of the 20th century, moving into profiles of such players as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton and Son House. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: AVGK; AVRL1; AVS. Dimension: 276 x 236 x 23. Weight: 1154. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781617130113

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Title: The Blues Guitar Handbook - A Complete ...

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Binding: Hardcover

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This latest entry in Backbeat's bestselling handbook series starts by exploring the humble beginnings of blues guitar through the early decades of the 20th century, including profiles of such players as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, and Son House. As the story moves into the '40s and '50s, and blues players migrate to major urban centers, author Adam St. James follows the evolution of the music at the hands of such electric blues kingpins as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and B. B. King. Then it's the blues-rockers of the '60s, '70s, and '80s (including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan) before the story comes up to date, with blues flame-keepers such as Keb Mo' or Duke Robillard, and some not-quite-traditionalists, such as Robben Ford or Derek Trucks.

A comprehensive section for mastering electric and acoustic blues follows this historic overview. Starting from the very basics, it leads you into more advanced rhythm and lead techniques before examining four key styles: acoustic blues, classic electric blues, blues rock, and jazz blues. The many exercises in the book are supported by specially recorded audio tracks accessed online using the unique code inside each book. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

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Adam St. James (Woodbridge, IL) is the editor of Guitar.com and author or editor of numerous guitar and music books, including 101 Recording Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use and The Picture Chord Encyclopedia. An active guitarist for nearly 30 years, he currently fronts a blues-rock band.

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