Performing artist, composer and eminent instructor Joe Dalton, has developed a series of
The Acoustic Blues Handbook equips the student with all of the tools necessary to create and play their own solo blues tunes. This
Dalton covers a variety of melodic rhythm patterns which not only build on one another, but can also be mixed and matched. Joe also demonstrates many different turnarounds with several ways to play and present them including the use of contrary motion phrases.
Students learn chord substitutions, stop-time solos, the all important major and minor pentatonic scales (and how to mix the two by borrowing notes), walking bass lines to move from one chord to the next, fills, call-and-answer phrasing, intros and endings based off of turnarounds.
Take a peek at this video excerpt from Acoustic Blues Handbook: