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From the Back Cover **Packed with musical examples, chord charts, and photos** **Re-create the sounds of the blues masters—without reading music!** Want to play the blues? Can't read music? No problem! This fun, accessible guide shows you how to play blues scales, chords, progressions, riffs, and solos. From Delta blues and modern blues to blues rock, you'll see how to use today's guitars, amplifiers, and effects to play a wide variety of styles, with hands-on guidance on changing strings for when you really boogie down. **Discover how to** * Select the right guitar and accessories * Develop correct hand position and posture * Explore acoustic and electric styles * Tune your axe * Play like a pro and improvise leads **All this on the Bonus CD-ROM** * All songs and exercises from the book * Audio and MP3 files as well as a PC interface with track numbers, name, and time included See the "How to Use the CD" appendix for details and system requirements. About the Author **Jon Chappell** is a multistyle guitarist, arranger, and author. He grew up in Chicago, attended Carnegie-Mellon University, and earned his master’s degree in composition from DePaul University. He was Editor-in-Chief of Guitar magazine and played and recorded with artists such as Big Walter Horton, Billy Branch, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, and Gunther Schuller. Jon has also contributed numerous musical pieces to TV and film. Jon served as Associate Music Director of Cherry Lane Music, where he transcribed, edited, and arranged the music of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Bonnie Raitt, and Eddie Van Halen, among others. He has more than a dozen method books to his name and is the author of *Guitar For Dummies*, 2nd Edition, and *Rock Guitar For Dummies* (both published by Wiley), *Blues Rock Riffs for Guitar* (Cherry Lane), as well as the textbook *The Recording Guitarist — A Guide for Home and Studio* (Hal Leonard). Please visit Jon’s Web site at www.jonchappell.com for more info.
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Joseph "Joe" Chappelle is an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film and television. He is perhaps best known for directing horror films such as Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Phantoms, and Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, as well as critically acclaimed television programs such as The Wire, CSI: Miami, and Fringe.
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