Los Angeles, CA — February 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, in collaboration with the National Guitar Workshop, proudly releases the complete edition of its best-selling Acoustic Blues Guitar Method, by Lou Manzi.
Acoustic Blues Guitar Method Complete covers everything from the basic principles of playing guitar to the advanced techniques and styles of acoustic blues. Beginning concepts include basic blues theory, left-hand technique, call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds and improvisation. For the intermediate player, the book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar, and 9-bar blues progressions before exploring scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing, jazz blues, and open tunings.
The book concludes with advanced techniques including an in-depth look at fingerstyle blues (with lots of pieces in standard, open and alternate tunings), slide guitar technique, pentatonic and blues scale theory and application, modal theory, jazz blues, walking bass lines, popping, and advanced muting techniques.
The included DVD and MP3 CD provide clear demonstrations of playing techniques and musical examples used in the book.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.
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