This encyclopedia of licks is jam-packed with lead lines, bends, arpeggios, flatpicking tips, speed-licks, unique runs and great playing advice! It's the ultimate way to improve your technique and gain inspiration -- fast!
Guitarist Artie Traum delivers a lesson that teaches more than a hundred powerful riffs for blues, bluegrass, country and folk styles. Players at all levels will be able to master the material and quickly incorporate it into songs and guitar instrumentals. Eventually, you'll be able to expand on this material to create your own dazzling style for both lead and accompaniment playing.
You'll learn to move with speed up and down the fingerboard, improvise blues licks, uncover secrets of country and bluegrass soloing, hear exactly how riffs work in tunes, learn to play in all major and minor keys, and understand how to use these riffs to become a great player.
This CD/book package is particularly user-friendly as Artie helps you build your understanding of the guitar fingerboard. His approach is modular, allowing you to develop your skills at your own pace. Both this and his "Essential Chords and Progressions" are invaluable resources that should be in every guitar player's collection.
"I just wanted to tell you that I recently purchased "Essential Riffs for Acoustic Guitar" and "Essential Chords and Progressions for Acoustic Guitar" from my local music store and they are GREAT value!
I have been playing mandolin for a few years and decided to get serious about guitar playing when my 13 year old daughter wanted to learn how to play... so I've had lots of experience with good and bad teaching materials, but these two book/CD's are so well put together that I've been able to really take off on learning at a fast pace, and my daughter has picked up lots of good stuff too." --Mark Ennamorato