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Playing Through The Blues - A Guide For The Lead Guitar Player

Iíve just finished looking at Griff Hamlin's latest package, Playing Through The Blues - A Guide For The Lead Guitar Player. Obviously I see a lot of products either because I'm looking for something specific, or because someone wants me to promote their product.

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Most of the time I'm less than impressed, but this product has me quite excited because it is so different from anything I have seen in a long time. That is why I have taken the time to sit and type a letter to all the people I know and tell you all about it.

Learning the blues can be a frustrating task. It seems so simple, but only a handful of people seem to know the trick to really making it sound great. Griff and his team have put together what I believe is a really thorough, step-by-step method that has actually been tested and proven on his own guitar students over the past several years.

The main book provides all of the scales, techniques, theory, and tricks that you'll need. It follows a simple and logical progression. Each chapter builds on the one before it. At the end of each chapter, you'll be told exactly what you need to be able to do before moving on to the next chapter. You can't fail with this.

The best part, however, is the audio examples and jam tracks. Every audio example comes with a full speed and slow speed version, so you can play along easily at first, and pick up the pace as you get better.

There's also 4 complete solos that really sound like they are from your favorite blues songs. You could memorize them and totally use them at your next blues jam or gig. They demonstrate all of the techniques throughout the book, and give a very good "real world" example of the techniques and approach.

Also, there are 6 jam tracks that come with the package, so once you get going you can just play along with the band. And the tracks are really good quality, just like you're jamming with a real band. It's a lot of fun.

As a bonus Griff has included an excellent book full of turnaround and ending licks. Some of them are pretty straight forward blues, but a couple of them are real head-turners.

As you can tell, I'm really impressed with this package as a whole. The testimonials on the website prove that I'm not alone. This is a very well thought out, tested, and put together system.

Donít just take my word for it though, take a look for yourself at: Playing The Blues

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