Blues Guitar Tracks by Robert Brown

This collection is a great introduction to Rock and Electric Blues guitar stylings. The chord progressions and riffs in this publication are essential knowledge for any guitarist working in related fields. Learning to play along with these tracks will help you start to hear the common patterns that underlie much rock music.

Blues Guitar Tracks published by Alfred

Track 1 illustrates the form and feel of Chuck Berry's guitar classic "Johnny B. Goode", which is where generations of guitarists, myself included, started with guitar. There are 30 more tracks, each providing:

  • Backing Track
  • Chord progression
  • Recommended scales for soloing
  • Example licks

The book is 80 pages and the 33 backing tracks feature:

  • drums
  • bass
  • rhythm guitar
  • keyboard
  • and sometimes a horn section.

Unlike some genre books, this one doesn't overwhelm with information. The average student should be able to work through the material in a couple of months.

Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate.
Genre: Blues / Rock / Jazz
Artists and styles represented: Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed, Earl King, B.B. King, Mike Bloomfield, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Otis Rush, Otis Redding, Junior Walker, Eric Clapton, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Big Bill Broonzy