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This is a series of lessons on Blues Guitar. Although the lay out is new (and unfinished), the content is the same as on my old web site.

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Learning to play Robert Johnson – recommended books and DVDs

- Mon, 07 Jul 2008 08:43:56 +0000

A few years ago, I featured selected books and videos as “Book of the month”. I will pick books and/or DVDs I will recommend under the heading “Recommended”. (I will not put pressure on my self to pick a new each month). In the first installment I have chosen to feature books and videos on […]

Try this with Open-G tuning

- Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:47:37 +0000

I recently read that some guitarists who where called experts on Open-G tuning, Keith Richards was one mentioned, tuned the second string, which is the third in the chord, a little flat to tune it to the overtones rather than  to the standard G-major chord. A little theory must be insterte here. When a guitar […]

On the top of Google!

- Tue, 15 Jan 2008 08:21:43 +0000

From time to time I do a Google search to check my ranking. I usually search for blues guitar. As long as my site is listed on the first page, it is good. Most often it has been somewhere between 3 and 5. But today, for the first time, it was number one! As far as I know, Google is to some extent regionalized. It may be that people searching from other parts […]

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Blues Guitar Tab White Pages
This outstanding collection features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 150 blues classics! Songs include: Baby, Please Don't Go * Born Under a Bad Sign * Bridge of Sighs * Cold Shot * Couldn't Stand the Weather * Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) * Double Trouble * Everyday I Have the Blues * I Can't Quit You Baby * I'm Tore Down * Killing Floor * Love in Vain Blues * Motherless Child * Pride and Joy * The Sky Is Crying * Statesboro Blues * Sweet Home Chicago * Texas Flood * The Thrill Is Gone * Tube Snake Boogie * and dozens more!
RefNr: HL700131
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Robert Johnson, Mythmaking and Contemporary American Culture
Suddenly Robert Johnson is everywhere. Though the Mississippi bluesman died young and recorded only twenty-nine songs, the legacy, legend, and lore surrounding him continue to grow. Focusing on these developments, Patricia R. Schroeder's "Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture" breaks new ground in Johnson scholarship, going beyond simple or speculative biography to explore him in his larger role as a contemporary cultural icon.
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Blues Jam Trax Collection for Guitar
This 2-CD collection contains 45 extended blues jams in the styles of Eric Clapton, George Thorogood, Jeff Healey, Booker T. and the MGs, and many more. With Jam Trax, musicians at every level can practice soloing ideas and techniques while playing with a live back-up band. The best way to learn or improve improvising skills is to play with a live band, and now you can take advantage of this opportunity in the privacy of your own room with The Blues Jam Trax Collection.
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Revelation Blind Willie Johnson The Biography
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8-Bar Blues
Although the term 12-bar is usually the first form one thinks of when hearing the word blues, a surprising number of songs make use of another popular form: the 8-bar. This book/CD pack is solely devoted to providing you with all the technical tools necessary for playing 8-bar blues with authority. Includes: a CD with 44 full-band tracks; a history of the 8-bar blues form; instruction on boogie, shuffle, and jazz-blues progressions, including minor keys; rhythm patterns and solos; and much more.
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House Of Blues: Learn To Play Blues Guitar - Level 1
Instructor John McCarthy provides a solid foundation in blues playing with this set of one-on-one lessons.
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Ultimate Blues Jam Session Volume 2
The ultimate DVD for the aspiring blues guitar player, with full tutorial lessons and a generous selection of backing tracks to jam to.
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Boogie Woogie Guitar
Del Rey was inspired in equal parts by classic blues guitarists and New Orleans barrelhouse pianists. Her powerful and dynamic style combines blues riffs with walking basses and funky grooves, and she teaches these techniques with style and humor. Great for guitarists who want to move into new and exciting blues territory. Includes music and tab. 90 minutes.
RefNr: HT641895
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