This best selling book, 100 Ultimate Blues Riffs by Andrew Gordon is an exhaustive guide to some of the best musical phrases that make up blues piano/keyboard playing. There are five sections broken down into:
Basic Blues riffs
influenced Blues riffs
Rock influenced Blues riffs
Gospel influenced Blues riffs
The 12 bar Blues progression and the Blues scale are explained. There are two completed songs at the back of the book that shows how to combine many of the riffs to form a song.
This is a fabulous book, it does what it says, the riffs are so various you can get a great insight into the different styles covered. This is perfect for anyone who has an interest in developing their blues skills. (About me, classically trained, Music academy background) Andrew's instructions and tips are comprehensive and you can choose your favourites and concentrate on them, or have a go at the lot ! Well worth it, make your own mind up, I think this is a true gift and very generous of Andrew to share his love of music in this way. Anonymous
- (London, United Kingdom)