The Blues Guitarist
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the actual instruction was where the book kinda suffered, mostly in the innane notational system that they devised. the different sized dots representing time values was pretty much the most confusing and stupid thing i’ve ever experienced…, they could have at least spaced them out more equally so you could tell what the values were.
there was some ok info about superimposing the major onto the minor pentatonic to get all the color tones, but then by saying one was the star, the other the crescent, etc. was like… what the hell? It’s like they were trying so hard to seperate the instruction from standard music theory, which in principal i can agree with because standard western theory doesn’t really cover anything well except for classical music, but then it just invents all these stupid terms and ways of teaching that are totally arbitrary rather than working with the materials that are all over the place in millions of other blues books.
blues you can use is a good series of blues books.
This books focuses on Blues, but the theory part will apply in principal to other styles of music. As for the Blues — this book is one-stop shopping! Besides the theory from which scales, chords, and songs are made, all the notes for E and A across the entire fretboard are presented. More chords than you want are in there. Drills in E and A are in there. Numerous 12-bar and 8-bar Blues patterns are in there. Fifty little licks are in there. And the history of Blues music is in there.
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