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12 Bar Blues Bible

By Andrew D. Gordon

Piano - Intermediate/Advanced
Composed by Andrew D. Gordon. Saddle stitch. Blues/Piano Instruction. Book & Play Along CD. Duration 70 minutes. Published by ADG Productions (AD.ADG014-CD).

Item Number: AD.ADG014-CD

ISBN 1882146581. 12 x 9 inches.

12 Bar Blues Bible by Andrew D. Gordon Due to the overwhelming demand of my book "100 Ultimate Blues Riffs", I decided to author another book solely on blues piano/keyboard playing. Most Blues tunes are made up of a 12 bar progression and I thought that a book that show the various types and styles of 12 bar blues progressions would be useful to musicians and students. The book includes over 50 examples that cover a range of styles, (blues, jazz-blues, minor-blues, funky-blues, country-blues, rock-blues, latin-blues, gospel-blues), tempos, rhythms and key signatures. There is a brief description, followed by each of the examples perfectly notated, along with the chord symbols. The latter part of the book contains a chapter on the "Basics Of Blues Improvisation" for anyone who is just starting out in the world of Improvising using the Blues as a starting point. At the end of the CD there are seven jam - along tracks, each about three minutes in length so that you may try out examples in the book or your own improvisational ideas along with a rhythm section of organ, bass and drums.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Richard Blocher
    Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
  • 2007-03-22 00:00:00.0 Blues- With Dr. Feel Good.

    Before purchasing this book,I was lost. Now, I know where I am, and where I'm going. My wife actually listens now.I am having the greatest time,and am working on improvisations,and its easier than before. You wont be sorry for Buying this one. D. Blocher

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  • 5

    Smitty Mo ( Smitty Mo & The Mo Betters)
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  • 2007-01-17 00:00:00.0 Nothing short of fantastic!!!

    This is so far one of the best Blues instructionals I've encountered. What's so cool about this is you can clearly recognize the patterns from some of the most popular blues recordings. Most of the licks are very soulful and not some cornball riffs. The CD gives you...

    the opportunity to hear how to articulate the passages. If you're intermediate after implementing these licks in your playing you'll definitely become advanced and one hellatious player.

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