Los Angeles, CA (May 9, 2013) -- Learning to play the blues has never been easier with the release of Alfred’s Learn to Play the Blues Guitar by Steve Trovato and Terry Carter. This new book and DVD method is perfect for any musician with a basic understanding of the guitar and music theory concepts and is interested in learning how to play authentic blues guitar. It contains easy-to-understand lessons and written exercises that include solos in the styles of blues legends like Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, and B.B. King.

The first section of this method covers blues rhythms, with more than 50 rhythm patterns, including medium shuffle, uptown blues, slow blues, blues-rock, and mambo. The second section teaches soloing techniques for playing blues lead guitar, such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bending, vibrato, rakes, with MP3 play-along accompaniments. All examples are written in standard notation and TAB, and every lesson and music example is clearly demonstrated on video by renowned educator and guitarist Trovato.

As one of the most well-known styles in music, this original American art form has influenced the development of many other popular styles, including Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, and Country. Historically, the guitar has been a primary instrument associated with playing the blues, and providing harmonic and rhythmic accompaniment for blues vocalists. Alfred's Learn to Play the Blues Guitar concentrates on the most essential elements and examines how they function in blues guitar-playing, including a brief history, blues form, rhythms, timing of notes, call and response, and tablature reading.

As part of Alfred's ongoing commitment to improve the environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper.

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