Fingerstyle Blues Method by Steven Zdenek Eckels. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Saddle-stitched, Technic. Blues. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98293BCD).
ISBN 9780786649587. Blues. 8.5 x 11 inches.
This book teaches fingerstyle blues from the ground up. Concepts such as right-hand independence are taught so that bass lines and melody may be played at the same time while utilizing simple chord shapes. Playing bass note patterns with a blues scale melody is presented in a way that is easily understood and easily executed over a number of different chords commonly found in the blues. Exercises are presented in standard notation and tablature in the form of blues tunes that are fun to play. Many of the tunes are presented with two levels of difficulty. Optional fills are provided on select tunes. The accompanying CD gives the student a chance to hear how these tunes sound when played correctly.