Well Tempered Blues (8 New Blues Tunes for Classical & Fingerstyle Guitar). By William Beauvais. For Guitar (Classical & Fingerpicking). Saddle-stitched, Solos. Classic. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99967BCD).
ISBN 9780786663262. Classic. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
The blues present an opportunity to be deeply expressive. Every note can be colored with pitch bends, slides, vibrato, and all manner of attacks. The style makes it easy to own the music, to close your eyes and play as if you wrote it. These pieces are designed to be fun and entertaining as they work through the sharp keys, which are most friendly to the guitar. By working through these keys however, they develop a player's awareness of the different tonalities and the way patterns may be altered to facilitate key changes. Written in notation and tablature.