26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Simplified - not simple: Wyatt when he's good,
By A Customer
This review is from: Beyond Basics: Acoustic Blues Guitar (Ultimate Guitar) (Paperback)Nine Chapters, 79 tracks to study: There's just a lot of good time to be spent with this manual for those who want to benefit from their effort to learn to play.
The lessons are a pleasant challenge to your ear, and both hands. In his laid back manner Wyatt takes you through the basics: chords and the 12 bars - as well as through the subtleties (listen closely to the examples!) of the rhythm patterns of basic blues.
You end up with a solid understanding of the structure of the E-blues (12-bar) and enough building blocks (licks) to go way beyond the mere copy.
Wyatt focusses on the music in the music - the craftmanship. He leaves you to your own expression, but provides you with really good tools to do exactly that.
I have played folk guitar for almost 40 years, and I am glad, that I have come across this and other fine instruction books by Wyatt.
I'm over 50 years old, thus I never give more than 4 stars.
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