Blues Guitar For Dummies

Blues Guitar For Dummies

Recreate the sounds of the blues masters

Want to play the blues? Can't read music? No problem! This fun, accessible guide shows you how to play blues scales, chords, progressions, riffs, and solos. Learn about the structure of a blues song, including intros, turnarounds, and endings. Master the art of articulation, dynamics, and phrasing. From Delta blues and modern blues to blues rock, you'll see how to use today's guitars, amplifiers, and effects to play a wide variety of styles, with hands-on guidance on changing strings for when you really boogie down.

Select the right guitar and accessories
Learn the riffs and scales that define the blues
Play solid blues rhythm or step out for a solo


Explore acoustic and electric styles
Perform common blues scales
Learn song structures and improvise leads
Follow the history of the blues
Choose the best equipment to accentuate your sound
Get to know legendary blues artists and albums

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