The CAGED System and 100 Licks for Blues Guitar

Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1480170496
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Music

-100 Top Quality Blues Licks- -Complete Method To Learn the Guitar Neck- -Over 1hr of Live Examples and Audio for FREE Download- Whether you want a complete method to learn blues guitar or just a set of100 excellent blues guitar licks, this book has you covered. Most guitarists stay locked into the same patterns and scale shapes for years, unable to break out of the habits and licks they first learnt as a beginner. This leads to creative stagnation, boring solos and a sense that something will always be missing from their playing. Ask yourself this:- When you solo do you normally go straight to your first pentatonic box shape? - Do you normally play in a limited range of 'easy' keys, like A, E, G and C? - Would you like to have complete freedom to visualize and play in any key, in any position on guitar? - Do you only use minor pentatonic scales, or rarely use rich sounding modes to enliven your playing? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then this book is definitely for you. This book helps you spread out your playing all over the guitar neck. It frees you from playing the same ideas over and over again. This book spurs creativity byopening up the neck and most importantly, it teaches you an incredibly strong visual method to 'hang' scales and licks off 5 easy to remember chord shapes. The CAGED System for Blues Guitar covers both Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales,The Blues Scale and The Mixolydian Mode. With 25 licks for each scale covering all 5 positions, you'll never be short of something interesting to say on your instrument. Contained within are the tricks and secrets that professional guitarists use to unlock the neck and always have something new to play. The most important concept is theCAGED system and it helps you to see the fretboard like the back of your hand and to easily play in any key in any position. This isn't a book just about scales. There are over 100 blues guitar licks in different styles that you will memorise easily, and can form the basis of your new, improved solos. You'll learn tohang these off each chord shape, so wherever you are on the guitar you'll never lose the groove. Each lick is demonstrated with an individual audio example which you can download for free fromwww.fundamental-changes.com – There is over an hour of audio included and 8 tailored backing tracks.This is the method taught at the London College of Music's Guitar Institute and I'm very happy to share these powerful concepts with you in my book. Have fun, and good luck! Joseph Alexander BA Honours, Dip.HE

Hacking the CAGED System

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher:
ISBN: 1519022069
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre:

Hacking the CAGED System - Book 2 picks up where Book 1 left off as we go deeper into scales, chords, arpeggios and harmony to expand our range of harmonic expression on the guitar, as well as providing you with the tools you need to put that advanced harmonic expression into action in your own playing. In Book 2 we expand the diatonic chord range into 6s, sus chords, 9th chords, put the finishing touches to our knowledge of the major scale, and explore the possibilities of the melodic minor scale along with its chord, arpeggio and modal system.Book 2 also includes 8 of the funkiest full-band backing tracks* you're ever likely to hear in a guitar book to help you get to grips with melodic minor scale and its modes!Who is this Book for?Book 2 in the series is suitable for self-study or with a guitar teacher, and is aimed at anyone who's been working with the material from Hacking the CAGED System - Book 1 and wishes to build on the solid foundation they've created in structuring chords, arpeggios, scales and modes on the fretboard by adding more types of chords to their repertoire, improving their picking technique, gaining a complete picture of the major scale, and exploring the melodic minor scale and its modes.*Book contains the link to download the backing tracks.

The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar

Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1499129467
Release Date: 2014-04-12
Genre: Music

Have you ever listened to a master blues musician and wondered why their solos sound different and more powerful than yours? “Beyond Pentatonics” Contains 104 Pages of Blues Guitar Secrets for the Advancing Guitarist: Add New, Rich Melodic Colours to your Solo Learn how the Greatest Guitarists Target the Most Powerful Notes. Master Every Important Scale Choice for Every Chord in the Blues Progression Over 125 Licks, 80 Minutes of Audio and 10 Backing Tracks The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar is a three-part series that teaches you all the essential skills required to become an excellent blues guitarist. Book Three: "Beyond Pentatonics" shows you how to break away from the minor pentatonic soloing rut that many blues guitarists quickly fall into. The first half of "Beyond Pentatonics" shows you how to target the most powerful notes from each chord in the blues progression to create the greatest emotional effect. Every chord change in the blues progression is covered in minute detail, with clear diagrams and plenty of great licks to learn. You'll quickly find yourself playing emotive, original solos that you never before thought possible. The second half of 'Beyond Pentatonics', looks in great detail at the many possiblescale choices for each of the chords in the blues. Every essential scale choice is given for the I, IV and V chords, withtheory and important concepts clearly explained. There are over 125 pieces of authentic blues vocabulary, plus many 'tricks of the trade' to help you incorporate these compelling sounds into your solos. There is no better, more detailed book to teach you the melodic secrets of blues guitar soloing.

12 bar Blues Solos

Author: Dave Rubin
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 1423407423
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Music

(Guitar Collection). This book and CD package contains 25 authentic blues solos arranged for beginning to intermediate guitarists. Explore the styles and techniques of blues guitar with loads of interesting licks and fun arrangements. The companion CD includes a demonstration of every example in the book.

Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar

Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher:
ISBN: 1500729280
Release Date: 2014-08-03
Genre: Music

176 notated examples, 15 backing tracks, 2 hours of audio Never have 12 bars of music been treated to such detailed, logical study. Whether you already play jazz, or are trying to expand your melodic horizons from the traditional blues, Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar is a step by step method that breaks down the 12 bar jazz blues into its most essential, musical elements. Each chord is taken in turn, and every important soloing approach is discussed. From arpeggio-based ideas, to chromatic approach notes, passing notes, bebop scales and altered scales; every concept is instantly made musical, with plenty of lines and practice ideas based on real world application. The emphasis is on creating smooth, flowing blues lines that are constructed from each concept taught in the book. Plenty of examples are given for every playing situation; however the book focuses on teaching the reader how to build their own musical lines from the fundamental principles of jazz theory. Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar builds your soloing logically, chapter by chapter, and quickly develops a rock solid foundation from which advanced concepts are easily constructed and applied. Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar contains the following detailed chapters: Chapter One - The Jazz Blues Structure Chapter Two - Chord Voicings for the Jazz Blue Chapter Three - Soloing on the First Seven Bars Chapter Four - Smooth Transitions between Arpeggios Chapter Five - Targeting Specific Intervals Chapter Six - Using the Mixolydian Bebop Scale Chapter Seven - Chromatic Passing Notes Chapter Eight - Chromatic Approach Note Patterns Chapter Nine - Adding the bV Diminished 7 Chord Chapter Ten - 3rd to 9th Extended Arpeggios Chapter Eleven - Soloing on Bars Eight to Twelve Chapter Twelve - Using the Phrygian Dominant Bebop Scale Chapter Thirteen - Moving from G7 to Cm7 Chapter Fourteen - Using the Dorian Bebop Scale Chapter Fifteen - Soloing on F7 Chapter Sixteen - The F Mixolydian Bebop Scale Chapter Seventeen - The F Altered Scale Chapter Eighteen - Practicing Quick Changes Chapter Nineteen - Pentatonic Scales Chapter Twenty: Jazz Blues Solo Example Conclusions, Practice Tips and Further Study With over 100 pages on just 12 bars of music, this is the most detailed and practical guide to the jazz blues available Audio Available for Free from www.fundamental-changes.com

Chords for Guitar

Author: Gareth Evans
Publisher: Intuition Publications
ISBN: 9780992834326
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Music

"Chords For Guitar is written in a concise and clear manner that will be easy to understand by anyone with basic music knowledge. A consistent and simple approach that will prove to be a great tool for those hoping to expand their knowledge on the fret-board." -- Danny McCrum, Professional Guitarist (New Zealand) “Gareth Evan's guitar chord book is one of the most thorough and in-depth books I have ever seen. If you're armed with one of these books, you will have everything you will ever require to know all about chords.” -- Tony Cox, Award winning Acoustic guitarist (South Africa) Chords for Guitar is about moveable chord shapes based on the CAGED guitar system. Rather than presenting the same shapes for the same chord types as different chords when moved up or down the fret-board, giving 1000’s of chords, Chords for Guitar makes this into a simple unified process by showing only the moveable shapes and how to move them up down the fret-board, allowing for more chord types. Chord Reference: Chords for Guitar is a reference of over 200 unique shapes for just over 60 different chord types, from the commonly used chord types such as major, minor, sus2, sus4, add9 and 7th chords to further extended chords, altered chords and inversions, enabling you to find many more chords yourself and get a better understanding of the fret-board. Questions and Answers: The root note location within all of the guitar chords is clearly marked out, enabling you to transpose its moveable shape up and down the fret-board. Each chord type has a question to make sure you’re on track to being able to locate guitar chords yourself; shift the root note to its note name location (e.g. C, F#, G etc.) apply the chord shape, then check the answer at the back. Theory: Theory and chord construction are explained using piano keys for the simplicity of its linear layout of notes, then applied to the six-string guitar, from the basics of using odd numbered intervals (e.g. 1, 3, 5 etc.) to the compound intervals within extended chords and alterations. "At the School of Guitar we always use the CAGED system but we have never seen it applied so well to all chords. There are many books and resources that use the CAGED system but they are normally limited to major chords or minor chords and a few more. This book uses it brilliantly applying it to every chord you can imagine. I love the way each transposable version of the chord is linked to an open chord. Not only is it the best CAGED book of chords, we would go further and say it is simply the best book of chords we have seen." -- Cormac O Caoimh, School of Guitar (Cork Ireland) "A lot of the time I have found myself trapped between overbearing simplicity and overwhelming music theory related language. Gareth Evans' 'Chords for Guitar' proved to be the perfect mid-ground. Furthermore, it touched on something I have personally had issues with when writing or learning new music. I had wanted to start playing less with a capo, and more with an ability to transpose chords and find the right key just by being more familiar with the fret board in it's entirety. This book teaches you exactly this. Highly recommended." -- Rebecca Cullen, Performing Musician & Composer (Manchester UK) "For those students of guitar who are looking for an explanation of this famed system of learning the guitar fretboard, in a relatively fast, painfree and efficient manner, this is a wonderful book. You will find many subtle chords that you hadn't expected were easily movable." -- Marion Arts, Guitar Teacher, Performer & Composer (New Zealand)

How to Play Blues Guitar

Author: Richard Johnston
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879307064
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

Packed with musical examples, charts and photos, this is a complete, step-by-step course for learning acoustic or electric blues guitar. In-depth lessons teach you to build your own style while exploring the music of traditional bluesmen and modern stars. From practicing your scales and turn-arounds to breaking out Chicago-style, this book from the former editor of Guitar Player brings you: essential lessons on blues basics; insights into the music of masters like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and many others; advice on selecting gear and setting up your guitar; a great blues discography; and even free access to audio lessons on the web!

Blues Guitar Bible

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 0634020242
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Music

(Guitar Recorded Versions). This bountiful blues songbook features exact transcriptions of 35 classics, including: All Your Love (I Miss Lovin') * Boom Boom * Everyday (I Have the Blues) * Hide Away * I Can't Quit You Baby * I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man * Killing Floor * Kind Hearted Woman Blues * Mannish Boy * Mary Had a Little Lamb * Pride and Joy * Statesboro Blues * Sweet Little Angel * T-Bone Shuffle * The Things That I Used to Do * The Thrill Is Gone * Wang Dang Doodle * and more. Ask about more books in our Guitar Bible series!

Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar

Author: Dave Rubin
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495014215
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Music

(Guitar Educational). As rhythm guitarist for blues legend Muddy Waters, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin has gained invaluable experience in the art of Chicago blues rhythm guitar. And now in this exclusive and comprehensive book with video, Bob Margolin and blues author/historian Dave Rubin bring you the definitive instructional guitar method on the subject, featuring loads of rhythm guitar playing examples to learn and practice, covering a variety of styles, techniques, tips, historical anecdotes, and much more. To top it off, every playing example in the book is performed by Bob Margolin himself!

Blues Licks Encyclopedia

Author: Wayne Riker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457414077
Release Date: 2005-05-03
Genre: Music

Over 300 guitar licks licks, intros and turnarounds in delta, Chicago, Texas, rock, country, swing, minor and slide blues styles. Includes sections on how to read music, blues techniques and a handy table of scales. Everything is shown in easy-to-read standard music notation and TAB.

All Music Guide to the Blues

Author: Vladimir Bogdanov
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879307366
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Music

Reviews and rates the best recordings of 8,900 blues artists in all styles.

Guitar Scales in Context

Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1502492059
Release Date: 2014-09-24
Genre: Music

Guitar Scales in Context Guitar Scales in Context goes further than every other scale dictionary available: it provides you with backing tracks and licks for every one of the essential 18 scales and modes that it covers. With over 50 backing tracks included, each scale is analysed, discussed and shown in the five most commonly used patterns. Each scale shape is given with a corresponding chord, triad and arpeggio pattern to help you build and memorise the scale, both physically and aurally. Each scale has an extensive information page giving examples of its use and a description of its unique character. Finally, so you can experience how each scale sounds and feels, three live-recorded example licks are given so you can instantly put the scales into musical context. Guitar Scales in Context is essential reading and practical application for anyone wanting to develop their fretboard skills, music theory and aural awareness. Scales Covered Include: The Major Scale The Dorian Mode The Phrygian Mode The Lydian Mode The Mixolydian Mode The Aeolian Mode The Locrian Mode The Minor Pentatonic (Blues) Scale The Major Pentatonic (Blues) Scale The Melodic Minor Mode The Lydian Dominant Mode The Altered Scale The Harmonic Minor Scale The Phrygian Dominant Mode The Mixolydian Bebop Scale The Dorian Bebop Scale The Half Whole Diminished Scale The Whole Tone Scale Scroll up to buy Guitar Scales in Context now.

100 Killer Licks And Chops For Blues Guitar

Author: Phil Capone
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785824871
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Music

This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy. The binding allows it to lie open flat for easy reference during practice. The stylish design of the book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Chapters describe licks in all styles of Blues rock: Delta, Chicago, British, BB King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. By reading this book and using the CD, you're not just getting one player's approach to the blues, you're getting a complete schooling in blues improvisation. Read the book, learn your favorites, and slay them in the aisles! Here are 100 classic blues licks and chops, perfectly transcribed, in every key and every mode, over all the most important progressions. Comes complete with a CD, so you can first hear the lick, then play it back yourself over a professional backing track.

Beginner s Guitar Lessons the Essential Guide

Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1483930459
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Music

Quickly Master the Guitar and Build Good Habits for Life-Long Learning Beginner's Guitar Lessons: The Essential, teaches you to play the right way from the first time you pick up the instrument. Learn to hold and strum the guitar, play in time, change chords, finger pick plus much more. There are many common mistakes that beginner guitarists make that limit musical develop over a lifetime. Beginner's Guitar: The Complete Guide forms a foundation of effortless good technique and skills that will last a lifetime. Often, self-taught learners will 'hit a wall' later on due to bad techniques picked up early on. As a guitar teacher, time and time again I see adult guitarists who have come to a road block in their playing. It may be speed, changing chords, rhythm, or many other obstacles that were created when they first started learning. Most often, the student doesn't even know what the problem is, or why it's occurring. By learning the correct skills early on, you will avoid many common challenges later in your development. Beginner's Guitar Lessons: The Essential Guide contains Many Clear Diagrams Downloadable Audio of Each Example (50 separate audio tracks) Complete Method to Learn Chords and Smoothly Change Between them. The Correct way to Strum in Time Finger Picking Examples. Modern, Fun Chord Progressions to Practice How to Read Chord Charts and Guitar Tablature (Tab) Complete Chapter Listing: The Important Things You Should Know First Chords and Changes Holding the Plectrum (Pick) More Common Chord Changes Strumming Part One Changing Chords Whilst Strumming New Chord Progressions to Practice More Interesting Rhythms Splitting the Chord Descending Bass Lines Fragments of Songs Reading Guitar Tablature Finger Picking Patterns Further Study Dictionary of Useful Chords Check out the Excellent Reviews "This outstanding book of true beginner's lessons has me squarely on the path and hungering for more." This Book Will Get You Playing Guitar the Right Way Get off on the right foot with this fun, comprehensive beginner's guide to guitar. Click to buy it now and there's free delivery with Amazon Prime.