Tim Richards examines the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic aspects of the blues. All styles are covered from the 1920's to the present, from early boogie via swing, gospel, jump jive, New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City schools, to the more sophisticated jazz and funky blues of the current scene. It also contains Authentic left-hand patterns and bass lines. Professional chord voicings, blues scales, licks and riffs. Co-ordination excercises for both hands, and suggested listening.