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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0634033026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0634033025
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,025,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ted Night on July 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
Albert King, one of the true giants of the blues! Listen to Eric Clapton's solo on Strange Brew - pure Albert King style. In fact it's a rip off from Albert King's Personal Manager. He was an inspiration to a whole generation of guitar players. Mike Bloomfield was quoted saying; "Albert can take four notes and write a whole album".
So what's the catch with this excellent(!) book?
Well, you need to retune your guitar to Albert's tuning (from looking at DVD's I'm not sure they got the low-E string correct...). That means tuning the guitar down 2 ½ steps (!), something which may cause your guitar neck to back-bow. I'm an Albert King fan so I just went out, bought a brand new guitar and had it set up for this tuning - not everybody are willing to, or can afford to, do that. You should really be aware of this low-tuning before you buy this book (I didn't!)!
If you however decide to go ahead and buy this book you will be in for a major joyride! Nothing's quite like stepping into the shoes of this blues giant and let those crying 2 step bends fill the air with the real blues!
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By Steve on September 19, 2013
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Great book for advanced playeer for classic blues licks and tunes. Good song selection with leads . This would not be a beginner book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Doug on August 25, 2006
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Finally! Albert's secret tuning revealed! But you'll have to buy this to find out!

This folio contains many of Albert's greatest, including 'Born Under A Bad Sign', 'Laundromat Blues', and 'Blues Power'. The folio is expertly engraved and edited. Get it if you want to learn tunes that were a major inspiration to Stevie Ray Vaughn.
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By Patrick Taylor on June 15, 2015
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The key signatures for the songs are off for standard guitar.
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