12-BAR BLUES
12-BAR BLUES
The Complete Guide for Bass
The term �12-bar blues� has become synonymous with blues music and is the basis for an incredible body of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and other forms of popular music. This book and CD package is solely devoted to providing you with all the technical tools necessary for playing 12-bar blues with authority. It covers many blues styles, including country, Chicago, Texas, swing, R&B, blues-rock, and funk blues. You'll also learn the blues bass scales and a history of the bass in blues music. The CD includes 51 full-band tracks! Written in standard notation and tab. 79 pages.
Product Code: HL388
Format: Book & CD Package
Artist/Author: Dave Rubin
Publisher/Distributor: Hal Leonard Corporation
US$16.99

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The Complete Guide for Bass
The term �12-bar blues� has become synonymous with blues music and is the basis for an incredible body of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and other forms of popular music. This book and CD package is solely devoted to providing you with all the technical tools necessary for playing 12-bar blues with authority. It covers many blues styles, including country, Chicago, Texas, swing, R&B, blues-rock, and funk blues. You'll also learn the blues bass scales and a history of the bass in blues music. The CD includes 51 full-band tracks! Written in standard notation and tab. 79 pages.

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