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Matt Brandt’s 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know covers the stylings of all of the major jump blues guitar players, from originators like Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Freddie King to modern players like Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Hollywood Fats, Rick Holmstrom and Brian Setzer. Even more poppy or rocky oriented bands and players like The Black Keys and Joe Bonamassa use jump blues elements in their guitar solos and backup parts.
Throughout these 50 Jump Blues licks, Matt Brandt helps players develop two simple tools that every blues guitar player should have solid command of and which he refers to as the Standard Riff and Inner Logic. Matt will teach you how to identify the target tones of any underlying chord progression to enhance the harmonic structure of your solos. Spice your blues licks up with these tools and you’ll open up the fretboard to the even more uptown sounds that emerged in the Big Bands of the late forties and early fifties. And because Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Swing, Jump Blues and Jazz are all dialects of the same musical language, you can use this collection of licks across all of those styles.
50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know is the cream of the crop of the library of jump blues solos Matt Brandt has collected over a period of 25 years; analyzing albums, bootlegging concerts and studying with some of the giants of Jump Blues. Be sure to play them with a smile.