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12-Bar Blues - The Complete Guide For Guitar

The Complete Guide for Guitar Inside the Blues Series

By Dave Rubin

Book/Online Audio Guitar
The Complete Guide for Guitar Inside the Blues Series. Guitar Educational. Learn To Play, Blues and Play Along. Softcover Audio Online. With guitar tablature, standard notation, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, instructional text, guitar notation legend and introductory text. 61 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695187).

Item Number: HL.695187

ISBN 9780793581818. 9x12 inches. Dave Rubin Inside the Blues Series.

The term "12-bar blues" has become synonymous with blues music and is the basis for an incredible body of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and other forms of popular music. This book with online audio is solely devoted to providing guitarists with all the technical tools necessary for playing 12-bar blues with authority. The audio includes 24 full-band tracks. Covers: boogie, shuffle, swing, riff, and jazzy blues progressions; Chicago, minor, slow, bebop, and other blues styles; soloing, intros, turnarounds, accompanying keyboards and more. In standard notation and tablature.

  • Tuning 
  • Slow 12/8, Type 1 
  • Slow 12/8, Type 2 
  • Swinging Shuffle No. 1 
  • Swinging Shuffle No. 2 
  • Moderate Boogie Shuffle No. 1 
  • Moderate Boogie Shuffle No. 2 
  • Chicago Riff Blues No. 1 
  • Chicago Riff Blues No. 2 
  • Slow Minor Blues 
  • Jazzy Minor Blues 
  • Riff Blues No. 1 
  • Riff Blues No. 2 
  • Riff Blues No. 3 
  • Boogie Woogie Blues No. 1 
  • Boogie Woogie Blues No. 2 
  • Jazzy Blues 
  • Jazzier Blues 
  • Jazziest Blues 
  • Bebop Blues 
  • Accompanying Keyboards 
  • Turnarounds 
  • Intros 
  • Soloing Over A 12-Bar Blues 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Atlantic Beach, NC
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  • July 23, 2012 12-Bar Blues Cmplete Guide for Guitar

    This book has a load of good tunes and information regarding the history of the Blues. I was able to use it right a way in my college guitar class.

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  • 5

    Santa Rosa, Ca
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  • December 31, 2011 GREAT BOOK!

    As with all the books in this series it is awesome. A must have for all beginning blues players!

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 18, 2010 Good, good.....!!!

    It is realy good to see books like this out there. I have played guitar for so many years now, but i wish books like this was out there 30 years sooner,,thinking how far i could get, whith help of books like his will get you. And this guy...

    have more good books , dont think twice,, books from this guy WILL lift you higher...! Thats my opinion..

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    Swampy Pete
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  • September 08, 2008 More Jazz & Be-Bop then Blues

    I was hoping for some cool patterns and turnarounds, but This book is filled with very complex jazz chords, most songs sound far too similar to each other, I was hoping for some more roots and blues progressions and a variety of licks and turnarounds, other books are much more...

    useful like Keith Wyatt's "Acoustic Blues Guitar"

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  • 5

    Metro Atlanta
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 27, 2007 Clear, Well-Written Guide to Playing the Blues

    Aimed at the early-intermediate to intermediate+ student of the blues on guitar, Dave Rubin's book appears to cover all the bases, in some 23+ chapters, from Slow to Swinging, Boogie Shuffles, Chicago-style, Minor, Jazzy and Bebop Blues, along with Turnarounds, Intros and Soloing. There is also an...

    interesting chapter on the Origin of the 12-bar blues. The lessons are thorough yet succinct and clearly explained, and the accompanying CD is very helpful, especially in giving the regular-speed version along with a slowed-down version of each riff. All the music includes traditional as well as tablature notation schemes, with chords listed above the measures. (There's also a chapter at the end describing tab.) All in all, as a lover of blues and jazz and a student of guitar for more than five years, I would recommend this book highly for anyone wishing to gain a thorough grounding in the blues.

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