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Blues by the Bar: Cool Riffs That Sound Great over Each Portion of the Blues Progression Paperback – June 1, 2002
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With a little practice you can mix these lines all over the place and really come up with some nice solos. You'll get your money's worth and then some with this one. About ready to give up trying to play Blues? This is the book for you!
There has apparently been some effort to keep the first example in each group relatively simple. However, the complexity curve rises steeply after that, which is why this is not a book for beginners. There are plenty of sixteenth notes throughout, and the bending is subtle. The phrasing is surprisingly good, which clearly shows that the author has absorbed the styles of the masters.
Contrary to what is said in the negative review, the notation is standard notes plus tab, so there is plenty of information to work with. However, it would have been better if there was more, because there are some things that tab and standard notation can not portray. In example 3, for instance, a rake is indicated by grace-note "x"s on the pitches G and A, but the tab below it shows more accurately that they are on strings 5 and 4. You can figure out which one is correct because it can't possibly be "G and A," but it would be better if both types of notation agreed, so why not place the x's on the appropriate open-string notes in standard notation?Read more ›
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Don't buy this book if you think your going to hear all the solo's on the CD !!! They're NOT there !!! Just back-up music. And there all the same ! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Gurka
Excellent! Learning guitar is not really an 'easy' endeavor, and support of tools like this book smooth the way a lot. I have a whole library of these books,dvds, etc. Read morePublished 11 months ago by SD Cardsmith