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Acoustic Blues Guitar

Guitar. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.157).

Item Number: HL.157
ISBN 0931759730. 9x12 inches.

This book for intermediate-level guitarists is a follow-up to Kenny's Introduction to Acoustic Blues. It covers blues in five different keys and positions, and incorporates slide or bottleneck playing in both open and standard tunings. All songs are primarily fingerstyle with a monotone bass used for most. The accompanying 70-minute CD features performances of every example and song, played slowly then up to speed to facilitate learning.

  • Hideaway Blues 
  • Sleepy Head Blues 
  • State Street Blues 
  • The CC Blues 
  • Joseph's Blues 
  • Back Breakin' Blues 
  • A Fine Filly 
  • The Don't Know Blues 
  • Fly Hen 
  • Filthy Rich 
  • West Coast Blues 
  • Cincinnati Flow Rag 
  • Squashed 
  • Can't Be Satisfied 
  • Clean My Room 
  • Muddy's Blues 
  • The F-B Blues 
  • Dust My Broom 
  • Delta Blues 
  • Lonesome Couch Blues 
  • Shuffle In A 
  • Boogie In A 
  • Boogie Blues 
  • Hey Hey 

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  • October 08, 2008 Don't start with this book for fingerpicking Blues

    Good book as far as getting the general concept, easy to read but if you have never played blues or fingerpicking blues before then you will hit the wall pretty quickly as it does not really explain how to nail the songs and you are left with the tab and...

    a CD to try and work out how to move and use your fingers correctly.

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  • 5

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  • May 17, 2007 Great for beginners

    I have been working with this book off and on for about a year and a half. In retrospect it is very simple, however the styles sound better and more complicated than they really are. I have learned a lot from this book as I often revisit it and pick...

    up more each time. This is great for beginners to intermediate level.

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  • 5

    derbyshire, england
  • July 28, 2003 sultan of swing

    as a beginner/intermediate player wanting to get into blues, this is an excellent choice. it starts off pretty easy but gets progressively harder. with 16 songs and sections on various shuffles/rhythms plus a section on slide this is great value for money. i'm only about a quarter...

    way through and my playing has come on immensely. kenny also talks you through and gives tips and advice. best book i've bought so far.

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