(Rock House). With this blues course designed by renowned guitarist John McCarthy, you will develop general guitar basics and a solid foundation for playing the blues. Learn essential blues chords, scales and lead techniques like string bending, vibrato and hammer-ons, pull-offs. John teaches full blues scales with tri-tones, the B.B. Box and how to construct a 12 bar blues progression. He challenges you to learn complete blues solos, riffs and syncopated rhythm progressions. Learn the talk back effect, expansion on a main theme and how to fuse jazz into blues music. Master techniques such as rakes, pick & finger and advanced bending. John shows you blues endings, turnarounds, melodic blues, the circle of fourths, slide techniques and many blues rhythms. See, Hear, and Apply Each Lesson On the high density DVD, find two full programs on one one disc! John teaches and illustrates each playing example through easy-to-follow close-up views of each hand. He slowly breaks down all the lessons so you can easily follow along to get the hand positions correct. The included video also allows you to hear how the examples are supposed to sound and most important how John applies them in a musical sense. Lifetime Web Membership for Lesson Support & Download Backing Tracks You get free membership to The Rock House Method support system on the web. Use the member number found inside this book to register for lifetime support at RockHouseMethod.com. Use this fully interactive Lesson Support site to download backing tracks to play the examples over, enhance your learning experience, link with instructors and connect with a community of people around the world who are also learning.