For anyone who has wanted to make the traditional sound of blues music rise up out of their instruments, this book will help to demystify one of the most popular song forms in the world! Bing Futch's "Blues Method For Mountain Dulcimer 101" is a collection of music theory, exercises and tablature designed to get you familiar with the "language" of the blues. The book is laid out so that you can pick and choose your path, from fundamental theory to full-on boogie-woogie practice.
Don't worry about the music theory being too advanced! Bing walks through the basics with a clarity fine-tuned by teaching the material in workshops all across the country. You'll be playing as you're learning, hearing the results on the very first page! Includes a CD filled with exercises, improvisation training and backing tracks for rehearsing the blues in five different keys.
Bing competed in the 2015 and 2016 International Blues Challenge; the largest gathering of blues musicians in the world! He made the semi-finals in 2015 and went all the way to the finals in 2016, winning "Best Guitar" in the solo-duo category on mountain dulcimer. The techniques, tips and tricks in this book helped pave the road to Memphis for his big wins!
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