John Ganapes - Blues Licks You Can Use
John Ganapes Blues Licks You Can Use PDF. The purpose of this book is to give aspiring blues guitarists & experienced players alike a large chunk of the vocabulary of the blues in other words, lots of licks ! It contains music and performance notes for 75 hot lead phrases, with a CD featuring full-band examples of each. Styles covered include: up-tempo and slow blues, jazz-blues, shuffle blues, swing blues and more!
This is a good compendium of blues licks. It covers licks in many different styles. It is a very good supplement to the author's Blues You Can Use series. I would recommend beginning guitarists work through the first book in the collection (Blues You Can Use) before getting into this work. However, intermediate and advanced guitarists will find some examples of tasty, authentic phrasing and style between these covers.
The licks are playable yet not stupidly simple. They can get somewhat advanced but most are within the range of the middleweight electric blues guitarist. The licks are tasty and I have already worked them into my vocabulary. The book is nicely laid out, great scale presentation, good overview material and then the backing tracks to practice the licks for yourself.
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 40 pages