- Sheet music: 96 pages
- Publisher: Hal Leonard (October 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0793542057
- ISBN-13: 978-0793542055
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 117 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blues You Can Use (Blues You Can Use) Sheet music – October 1, 1995
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It was very useful. It presented some neat ideas that were fun to practice. I found some of the licks becoming ingrained in my playing. I'd say it was time well spent.
The book presents scales and chords for you to use. I suppose a beginner or near beginner could, though they may become frustrated that some of the passages don't come out like on the recording. Especially, some of the "bendier" phrases or trills. But all things come with practice. It also gives some rudimentary info on which scales to use over which chords... I'd say best used for advanced beginners or intermediate players who wish for a good intro to phrasing, soloing and theory.
I have seen the book, with the audio/video component, run on a Kindle Fire; it does look like a very good instructional book - as long as the audio/video is there. If I could use that part of it, it would probably get five starts. I just don't want anyone else to think it's going to work right with some of the other Kindle apps.
Blues you can use than this book is for you. This instruction is clear and easy and in Hard Print, so it is easy to go over and over it till you get it right. Just follow the instructions on the very first page and make every lesson and "study" or solo last one week and you'll be surprised how fast you begin to understand and play the blues. Now the licks you have learned along the way have somewhere to go. This instruction gives you a great foundation to add licks to. Highly recommended.
The problem I have with this is that there are no backing tracks. You're either playing along,competing with another lead (yuck) or playing with no accompaniment (yawn). So I go to the Bycu site to find out if they are available, and they are ...for $12.95+S&H... seems a bit underhanded.