A truly enjoyable in-depth look at the basics of acoustic blues guitar! Learn the blues progression, blues chords, strum patterns, how to accompany a blues song, 6/8 blues, minor blues, power chords, moveable chords, barre chords, the blues scale, turnarounds, fill-ins, the capo, double stops, blues licks, bass line accompaniments, 12/8 blues, blues techniques, how to build and play an improvised solo, and fingerpicking blues. Also included are dozens of blues solos and 9 great new blues songs! In notation and tablature. The companion recording is in stereo play-along format and features the earthy blues guitar and vocal stylings of author Mike Christiansen. An instructional recording, it contains all of the examples found in the book. The instrumentation on the recording is rhythm guitar, vocals, and some of the examples have a lead guitar track.