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Get Your Fingers to Play What's in Your Head

Author: Eric Slone
Format: Book & DVD
Instrumentation: Guitar

Eric Slone teaches you all the essential lead and rhythm techniques to become a great blues guitarist. Learn about transposition, call-and-response, targeting chord tones, arpeggios, scales, fills between vocals, pinch harmonics, rakes, Texas power rhythm in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan, chord progressions, and extended chords. Additionally, Slone runs through grooves in the jazz blues, funk blues, and jump blues styles. The included DVD is hosted by Slone and features live demonstrations of the examples in the book.

About the Author
Eric Slone is an experienced guitarist, teacher, author, and songwriter from Long Island, NY. He has worked with a number of professional rock and blues bands as both a rhythm and lead guitarist. Slone has opened for musicians like John Waite and Randy Jackson of Zebra and has worked with hundreds of students of varying ages, levels, and musical styles.

  • Introduction
  • Speed Riffs and Repeating Licks
  • Sizzling Speed Riffs
  • Jazz-Blues Speed Riff
  • Awesome Repeating Licks
  • Transpose Your Licks!
  • Exploring These Licks Further
  • Targeting Chord Tones
  • Dmin6 Chord and Construction
  • Two-Octave Dmin6 Arpeggio
  • Dmin6 Arpeggio with D Minor Pentatonic
  • Adding Tension Tones
  • Call and Response
  • Minor Against Major
  • More Calls and Responses
  • Calls with the E Blues Scale
  • Practicing Call and Response
  • Fills Between Vocals
  • Boogie in A
  • Chuck Berry-Style Fills
  • Muted Eighth-Note Shuffle in E
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan-Style Fills
  • B. B. King-Style Fills
  • Pinch Harmonics
  • Executing Pinch Harmonics
  • Pick Location and Sound Production
  • Combining Pinch Harmonics with Solo Techniques
  • Rakes
  • Forward Rakes
  • Reverse Rakes
  • Rakes with Bends
  • Rake Licks
  • F Lydian Rake Lick
  • Texas Power Rhythm
  • The Texas Power Rhythm Introduced
  • The I Chord Pattern
  • The IV and V Chord Patterns
  • Putting It All Together
  • Dominant 7 Sharp-9
  • Dominant 7 Sharp-9 Chords Explained
  • Dominant 7 Sharp-9 Rooted on Other Strings
  • Using the Dominant 7 Sharp-9 Chord
  • Adding Tension to the V Chord
  • Altered Dominant Chords: 7 Flat-9 and 7 Sharp-5
  • Dominant 7 Flat-9 Chord Rooted on the 5th String
  • Dominant 7 Flat-9 Chord Rooted on the 6th String
  • Dominant 7 Sharp-5 Chord
  • Preparing Chords for a Jazz-Blues Jam
  • Jazz-Blues Jam
  • Diminished 7th Chords
  • The Diminished 7th Chord Explained
  • Inverting Diminished 7th Chords
  • Other Diminished 7th Chord Voicings
  • The Effects of Changing One Note
  • Diminished 7th Chord Turnaround Licks
  • Dominant 9th Chords
  • The Dominant 9th Chord Explained
  • Dominant 9th Chords Rooted on the 6th String
  • Applying the New Chords
  • Funk Grooves Using the Dominant 9th Chord
  • Adding 11ths and 13ths
  • Understanding 11ths and 13ths
  • The Dominant 11th Chord
  • The Dominant 13th Chord
  • Jump Blues Using Dominant 9th and 13th Chords
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