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Anyone Can Play Blues Guitar

By Vern Juran

Guitar (fingerpicking) - Beginning
Composed by Vern Juran. Boxed, Methods. Anyone Can Play. Blues. DVD. Duration 60 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94733DVD).

Item Number: MB.94733DVD

5.38 x 7.5 inches.

This course is a fun, easy way for a beginning to intermediate guitarist to learn how to play the blues. You'll learn blues chord progressions as well as a variety of blues strumming and picking patterns. This course also presents basic blues scales, lead guitar techniques, and combination rhythm and lead playing. The basics of slide guitar and open tuning are also covered.

No music reading is required for this course, but the student should understand basic chords and strumming as taught in Mel Bay's Anyone Can Play Guitar Volume 1 video.

This method was created and is taught by Vern Juran, who has an extensive background in teaching and performing blues music.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2005-09-01 00:00:00.0 A very good introduction to the blues.

    The overall quality of instruction is great with a very good use of split screen and close-up views of both hands. He teaches a hybrid-picking pattern on an acoustic guitar. He demonstrates some variety in strumming for different feels for each of the 3 patterns, but stays with...

    a slow change blues. Nothing is overly difficult. He then goes on to show the E blues scale, slides, bends, vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bass-chord accompaniment, and bottle-neck techniques. The lessons end with a split screen rhythm track, where he is playing without the sound of the guitar for you to play along. Vern is very easy going throughout and the lessons progress in easy steps. Although the production values are slight, the closeness of view and ability to see what he is teaching is very good. Some re-shooting and editing out of speaking mistesps would have been nice. A very good value for the beginning acoustic blues guitarist.

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