An honors graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM), David has several books published with Hal Leonard, Cherry Lane, and Centerstream Publications, and has taught music professionally for 20 years.
Thanks to John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons, and other heavyweights, the swinging style of barrelhouse pianists has become a cornerstone of rock and blues guitar. Here’s a look at the most essential boogie-woogie patterns and how to use them.
As a solo guitarist, Joe Pass knew how to create the illusion of a bassist and guitarist playing together. Charlie Hunter and Tuck Andress continue to develop the technique, and now it’s your turn to unlock the secrets of walking bass lines.
Having $6,000 worth of gear—
including my beloved Les Paul—
stolen from my van was just
the beginning of my Thanksgiving-weekend
woes. Letting my
anger get the better of me only
compounded the problem.
But with some astounding luck,
professional counsel, and hard work,
I eventually emerged victorious.
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