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Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar

By Happy Traum

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By Happy Traum. Homespun Tapes. Softcover with CD. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.841082).

Item Number: HL.841082

ISBN 9780793562558. 9x12 inches. Homespun Listen & Learn Series.

A Hands-On Beginner's Course In Acoustic Country Blues Homespun Listen & Learn Series Take a lesson in fingerstyle blues guitar from one of the world's most respected teacher/performers. All you need to know is how to play a few basic chords to get started playing along with this user-friendly book/audio package. Beginning with the most basic strumming of a 12-bar blues pattern. Happy gradually starts adding fills, runs, turnarounds, bass rhythms and 'boogie woogie' walking bass patterns that make the basic blues progression come alive. All of these elements are notated in both notes and tab.

  • Introduction 
  • Tuning 
  • 12-Bar Blues Explanation 
  • 12-Bar Blues in E 
  • ntroduction 
  • "Good Mornin' Blues" Verses 1, 2 & 3 
  • Turnarounds and Endings 
  • Double Stop Turnaround 
  • Fills 
  • "Good Mornin' Blues" with Fills 
  • Right Hand Rhythm 
  • Rockin Bass Rhythms 
  • Good Mornin' Blues with Rocking Bass 
  • Boogie Woogie Walking Bass 
  • Bass Turnarounds 
  • Happy's Favorite Turnaround 
  • New Stranger Blues 
  • Fingerstyle Blues, Breaking Up the Chords 
  • Brownie's Lick 
  • Good Mornin Blues with Brownie's Lick 
  • Rock Me Mama 
  • Breakdown and Analysis 
  • Slow Version 
  • More Breakdown and Analysis 
  • Octave Variations 
  • In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down 
  • Wrap-ups 
  • Kansas City Blues 
  • chord diagrams 
  • Biography 
  • A Selected Discography 

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