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Big Book of Blues - Guitar Lessons
You won't find anyone who knows more about the blues than Dave Rubin. Dave's written hundreds of columns for all of the major guitar mags, authored countless blues books and has played with Son Seals, Chuck Berry, Johnny Copeland, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, James Brown, Marvelettes, the Coasters and the Drifters, to name but a few. Rubin is also one of the very few to be awarded The Blues Foundation's Keeping The Blues Alive Award.

The Big Book examines the styles of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Freddie King, Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Cropper and many more top blues artists.

Virtually every style of blues and blues-influenced guitar is touched on: Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Blues-Rock, Brit-Blues, Rockabilly, Country Blues, classic R&B, Jump Blues, Cool Blues, early Rock 'n Roll and more.

The Big Book covers intros, turnarounds, double stops, bottleneck, open tunings, 6/9 chords, partial chords and substitutions, bending, bass lines, vamping, soloing, blues boxes, organ vamps, jamming tips, great tone, triple stops, fills, blues forms, fingerstyle blues and more blues essentials.

Here's how Big Book of Blues works …

We selected 58 of Rubin's most popular articles and lessons and beefed them up with extra tips, anecdotes and history.

All 166 of the lesson examples are presented in PowerTab format in an easy-to-use interactive manual.

137 cherry-picked video examples are presented in the TrueFire player to illustrate key lesson examples.

Two complete blues solos are broken down phrase-by-phrase by Rubin with narration, jam tracks, notation and PowerTab.

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