A songbook, CD, and DVD package to teach the beginning guitarist the basics of blues.
This guitar instruction pack includes the book/CD Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar and the Happy and Artie Traum's Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming DVD in one affordable package.
Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar is a hands-on beginner's course in acoustic country blues. Take a lesson in fingerstyle blues guitar from one of the world's most respected teachers and performers, 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. Includes musical notes and guitar tab.
Even a novice will be able to play along with Happy and Artie Traum's Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming. It's filled with detailed tutorials, good songs, invaluable advice, and the techniques needed to improvise creative solos. In a relaxed, user-friendly session, Happy and Artie provide rhythmic backup for jamming along with them for each song and technique they teach. Includes music and guitar tablature.
Level 2—Near-Beginner: Instructor assumes that you have not been playing very long, but know the basics. The material is still at a very easy level, but certain elementary things are not explained.