Back in the early 40's, blues and jazz were pretty much synonymous. The big bands were exciting audiences with their new stomping jump blues performances, which Billboard recommended for "hepsters who go for swing and boogie, and beats in a loud, hot unrelenting style." Jump Blues combined the popular boogie-woogie rhythms of the day with gritty swing solos and "playful lyrics laced with jive talk." More than seven decades later, Jump Blues still pulls listeners out of their seats and onto the dance floor with its boogie-woogie grooves and heavy, insistent beats.
Besides being phenom guitar players in their respective styles, what do Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Larry Coryell, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, and Steve Lukather all have in common? They all credit Wes Montgomery as one of their biggest influences. Truth is that EVERYBODY, regardless of their preferred style, has been influenced by Wes in one significant way or another. Tom Wolfe takes you directly to the source of this inspiration with this collection of 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know.
Guitar World: 20 Essential Beginner's Blues Licks will teach you to play in the style of Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and other blues greats. This lick pack will teach you classic 12-bar shuffle rhythm patterns, walking bass lines, how to add fills to rhythm patterns, using hybrid picking and palm muting, classic blues turnarounds, and expressive elements, such as finger slides, sweeps and bends, plus much more.
This superb DVD includes a selection of easy to absorb lessons that are designed to teach the beginner guitarist some of the essential basics of BLUES guitar playing. Over the course of this DVD you will learn some essential lead guitar techniques such as string bending, hammer on and pull off, sliding, and vibrato that can also be other styles of guitar playing from jazz to metal.