Alfred Music presents three thorough instruction books committed to revealing the secrets of blues guitar. Each book in the series includes a DVD including lessons and demonstrations by guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker.

Starting Blues Guitar by David Hamburger
Perfect for beginning blues and blues-rock guitarists, Beginning Blues Guitar is an introduction to basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, rhythm designs of Texas swing, slow blues, and small blues– plus the styles of blues greats like Muddy Waters and Pal Man. Discover call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and even improvisation. The 2nd edition functions new licks in the styles of a few of the most popular modern blues artists, like Joe Bonamassa and Gary Clark, Jr., and includes brand-new video– hosted by expert educator and guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker-with amazing demonstrations of examples and strategies. Beginning Blues Guitar is the best step-by-step technique for learning the compound and design of the blues.

Intermediate Blues Guitar by Matt Smith
The 2nd book and DVD in The Total Blues Guitar Technique, this plan is great for guitarists who know the fundamentals of the blues and are ready to take the next step. Topics consist of blues techniques, phrasing, R&B and blues-funk fills, non-scale tones, chord extensions and replacements, and more. Start with a quick evaluation of fundamental products and surface by finding out the “licks of the masters.” Consisted of are examples in the designs of famous players like B. B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This edition likewise features brand-new licks in the styles of contemporary blues guitar players like John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, and Keb’ Mo’, and consists of new video hosted by expert teacher and guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker with exciting demonstrations of examples and methods. If you have actually finished Beginning Blues Guitar, or you are an advanced beginner, Intermediate Blues Guitar takes you to the next level.

Mastering Blues Guitar by Wayne Riker
This power-packed conclusion to The Complete Blues Guitar Technique is an advanced approach for blues guitar players, and is likewise great for rock players who want a blues edge. Mastering Blues Guitar includes extensive lessons on blues scales, composite scales, the Mixolydian mode, arpeggio superimpositions, the 8-bar blues, gospel blues, minor blues, and far more. It covers the techniques and licks of great gamers like Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Freddie King, B. B. King, and John Lee Hooker. The 2nd edition functions new examples in the styles of some of the most popular names in contemporary blues like Luther Allison, Jonny Lang, Duke Robillard, and Debbie Davies, and includes brand-new video hosted by expert teacher and guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker with amazing presentations of examples and strategies. If you have completed Beginning Blues Guitar and Intermediate Blues Guitar, this is your finest next step!