Play the Blues Like...

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Play the Blues Like... is an essential guide for playing fingerstyle blues in open tunings, with and without a bottleneck slide. Acoustic blues and slide guitar specialist and Acoustic Guitar contributing writer Pete Madsen shares the secrets behind the styles of 12 all-time great pre- and postwar guitarists, from Elizabeth Cotten to Charley Patton to Alvin Youngblood Hart. Borrow from these masters to add authenticity to your own music. Includes video examples, standard notation and tablature, and in-depth historical background information for each artist and song.

This comprehensive guide is available in two different formats:

Book & Video Download Package: 86 pages with written instruction, notation and tab, plus more than 3 hours of accompanying video instruction for all music examples, performed by Pete Madsen.

PDF & Video Download Package: Downloadable version featuring the complete written instruction (including standard notation and tablature) from the book, plus more than 3 hours of accompanying video instruction, performed by Pete Madsen.

Artists Included:

“Pete Madsen has complied a treasure trove of 12 open-tuning lessons by indisputable blues masters of all eras. This collection is  a must-have for any guitarist who wants to learn from the real deal.”   —Mary Flower

“Madsen has immersed himself in the Piedmont and Delta blues styles, and his mastery and passion for the subject shows up in his articulate teaching. This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to dig into the diverse genre of country blues.”   —Adam Traum


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