BackUP Trax: Basic Blues for Guitar by Dix Bruce.

Play-along and learn to play fourteen classic blues styles: Country and Urban Blues, Acoustic and Electric Blues, Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Alternate Tuning, Traditional and Modern Blues in many different major and minor keys. You play along while the band backs you up. It’s tons of fun to jam!

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Turn on the hot blues rhythm section, play along, and you’ve got the makings of a dynamite blues jam session! Learn the melody from the book and/or make up your own riffs, licks, and solos. Repeat a tune or passage as many times as you wish. You play all the leads and solos! Band includes guitar, bass, drums, piano and harmonica. We’ll jam all night long!

Beginners and Intermediate players can practice basic skills. Advanced players can hone their improvisation chops.Everyone learns at his or her own individual pace.

Melodies are first presented on the recording at a slow speed with just guitar, then repeated at regular speed with the band. Finally, the band plays several choruses and you play all the leads.

Split track recording allows you to hear either just melody from one speaker, just the rhythm section from the other, or both for maximum flexibility and specific study, while reading melody, tablature, and chords in the book.

Potential for improvement is unlimited. The band never gets tired. We’ll jam all night long!

Click here for a general video preview of BackUP Trax: Basic Blues for Guitar

Click here for video sample “Frogs for Snakes”

Contents with blues type and key:
Memphis Minnie Blues (Uptempo Country Blues in A)
Born to Die (Bottleneck/Slide in D)
When I Lay My Burden Down (Gospel/Country Blues in C)
Kissin’ Ain’t No Crime (Medium 1950s R & B Rock Blues in C)
T-Model Ford Blues (Shuffle in G)
C minor Blues (Slow Modern/Urban Blues in C minor)
Honey Babe (Uptempo Texas/Country Blues in E)
The Highway Blues (Slow Shuffle in F)
Jump Blues (Fast 1940s Rhythm & Blues in Ab)
Frogs For Snakes (Very Slow Texas/Delta Blues in E)
G Minor Blues (Medium Modern/Urban Blues in G minor)
Tuxedo Blues (Rock & Roll Rhumba in G)
Rockabilly Boogie (Very Fast Rockabilly in E)
Cream in My Coffee (Jazz Blues in Bb)