Do you dream of learning to play blues guitar like your idols?
Imagine if you had the tools and knowledge at your fingertips to sound like the greats! Whether you want to emulate the likes of B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, or Joe Bonamassa, or learn to play your own style of blues, Learn Blues Guitar in 14 Days can teach you everything you need to know.
Learn the tools to be a blues guitarist in just two weeks! Play Blues Guitar in 14 Days is focused on teaching you everything you need to begin playing the blues with another guitarist or singer, in a group setting, or even just for fun. Play Blues Guitar in 14 Days has something for everyone: chords, riffs, scales, techniques, lead licks, turnarounds, and much more! If you’ve always dreamed of becoming an amazing blues guitarist, this is the book for you.
Learn all of the important points to playing blues so you can jam with another guitarist or singer, in a group setting, or even just for fun.
Inside this book you will find blues guitar lessons packed with guitar tab and explanations for:
Below are excerpts from several sections of Play Blues Guitar 14 Days.
Play blues guitar in 14 days?! That’s impossible! If that was your initial reaction to this book, you’re probably not alone. But the truth is, if you’re truly dedicated to learning blues guitar, and you’re willing to put in the work, you can learn all the tools you’ll need to be a well-rounded and competent blues guitarist in just two weeks’ time.
If you’re an absolute beginner looking for a method book to teach you the fundamentals of playing guitar… well, this isn’t it. Instead, Play Blues Guitar in 14 Days is focused on teaching you everything you need to begin playing the blues with another guitarist, singer, or even in a group setting. While the book is not written for the absolute beginner, the material does start at a level best-suited for guitarists at the “late beginner” or “early intermediate” stage. That said, Play Blues Guitar in 14 Days has something for everyone, including guitarists picking up the instrument for the first time or those who have played for a number of years but are unfamiliar with the blues. (section continues in book)
Countless blues riffs and rhythm patterns are based on the simple two-note chords shown below. Use the index and ring fingers of your fret hand for the fretted pitches, starting on string 5 (E5 and E6) and then shifting to string 4 (A5 and A6). The first exercise is played in a half-note rhythm, whereby each chord gets two beats. In exercise 2, the rhythm shifts to a quarter-note pulse, so be sure to cut the rhythmic durations in half (i.e., to one beat apiece).
RHYTHM & HARMONY (1:15–1:00)
This rhythm figure is a blues shuffle and one of the most common blues accompaniments you will ever encounter. The figure is played in continuous eighth notes, which means the chords are strummed on both the downbeat and the upbeat of each beat. Also note the shuffle rhythm indicator in parentheses above the tab staff. This indicates that the eight notes are to be shuffled rather than played as straight eighths. To do this, simply play the first eighth note of each eighth-note pair slightly longer than the second. (Listen to the audio to hear the swung eight notes in action.)