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Scott A. Smith's Serious Blues -- Essential Phrasing

Get Your Fingers to Play What's in Your Head

By Scott A. Smith

Get Your Fingers to Play What's in Your Head. Composed by Scott A. Smith. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Serious Blues. Blues. Book and DVD. 56 pages. Alfred Music #00-42447. Published by Alfred Music (AP.42447).

Item Number: AP.42447

ISBN 9781470611163. English.

Scott A. Smith teaches you all the essential blues phrasing techniques and tricks. Learn simple concepts like solo construction, phrasing over a 12-bar blues, the blues scale, pentatonic box patterns, and playing multiple scales over a single chord. Also, learn practical, effective techniques like trills, slides, and rakes. In-depth lessons on bending teach you how to use target notes, initial and destination notes, pre-bends, and how to combine bends with box patterns. The included DVD is hosted by Smith and features live demonstrations of the examples in the book.
About the Author
For the past three decades, Scott A. Smith has remained a dedicated guitarist, musician, and educator. This native Texan started playing guitar in the late '70s and has worked in a variety of genres, including blues, rock, country, and jazz. Scott is a GIT graduate and was featured in the Mike Varney Spotlight column in Guitar Player magazine. No stranger to the road and stage, this veteran guitarist has traveled near and abroad, performing live, teaching, giving clinics, and spreading his love for the instrument.

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  • 5

    Bob A
    North Carolina
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 24, 2015 Great teacher

    I have taken classes taught by Scott and his ability to teach music is unmatched. He has a passion for the blues and wants to share his love of the genre. This book is sure to be a winner

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