The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar: Book One - Rhythm: Volume 1 (Play Blues Guitar)

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The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar Part One: Rhythm Guitar Playing

The Complete Guide to Blues Guitar is a three-part series that teaches you all the essential skills required to become an excellent modern blues guitarist.

Book one covers the topic of rhythm guitar playing beginning with the basic structure of the 12 bar blues before explaining how to use open string riffs, dominant 7 chords, and many other essential topics such as

Chord Extensions
Approach Chords
Chordal Variations to the 12 Bar Form
Rhythmic Placement with Triplet and Straight Blues Feels
Melodic Fills over Chord Changes
Intros and Outros
Working with Other Musicians: Shell Voicings and Drop 2 Chords The Minor Blues
Other Blues Forms: The 8 and 16 Bar Blues

Plus many other important concepts.

Throughout the book, the emphasis is on playing and incorporating the examples into your own playing

There are over 150 useful audio examples written in standard notation and tab and the audio, along with 10 bespoke backing tracks can be downloaded for free from

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The other books in this series are:

Book Two - Melodic Phrasing examines the most important aspects of blues guitar soloing; Rhythm, Phrasing and Placement. In this book you learn to use fundamental rhythmic fragments to create and drive your solo forward. By focusing on rhythm and phrasing, melodies will take care of themselves. Never worry about forgetting licks again.

Book Three - Beyond Pentatonics shows how to break away from the minor pentatonic soloing rut that many blues guitarists quickly fall into. It teaches how to target the most powerful notes from each chord in the blues progression to create the greatest emotional effect. It also looks in great detail at the many possible scale choices for each of the chords in the blues with plenty of licks to show you how they’re applied musically.

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Easily Master Blues Guitar

The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar - Part One gives you all the tools you need to play, understand and feel blues guitar rhythm guitar.

Over 150 Notated Audio Examples to Get You in The Groove

Understanding music isn't just about reading from books, so The Complete Guide to Playing Blues guitar contains over 150 professionally recorded audio examples which are written in standard notation and tab. Every aspect of playing great blues guitar is covered, building from first principles such as blues rhythm, riffs, structure and fills, to more advanced techniques such as approach chords, shell chords and 'drop two' chord voicings

You will also learn classic turnaround progressions, 'non-standard' blues progressions and how to play with the appropriate stylistics. 

Struggling to Begin or Progress with your Blues Guitar Playing?

Often, guitarists tend to quickly plateau when learning blues guitar. They get stuck with a limited range of riffs and ideas and quickly get bored and stagnant in their rhythm playing.

Learn Blues Guitar by Mastering Essential Individual Elements

To prevent musical stagnation, The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar teaches each individual element that contributes to playing great, grooving blues riffs. By easily mastering the component pieces, you will quickly find you can write and adlib interesting, creative rhythm guitar parts and fills with ease.

A Complete Package

Learn to develop your own:

  • Open String Riffs, Blues Chords and Rich-Sounding Extensions
  • Intros, Outros and Turnarounds
  • Lead Guitar Fills, Approach Chords, Rhythmic Placement and Groove

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