Kenny Sultan. Centerstream Publications. This book for intermediate-level players is a follow-up to Kenny's first book, Introduction To Acoustic Blues. It covers blues in five different keys and positions and incorporates slide or bottleneck playing in both open and standard tunings. All songs are primarily finger-style with a monotone bass used for most. The accompanying CD features performances of every example and song. Most songs are played at slow speed and at regular tempo to facilitate learning and nearly all tunes have a detailed explanation about the music and how best to play it. 67-minutes audio accompaniment. For intermediate-level players. A follow-up to Introduction To Acoustic Blues. Covers five different keys and positions and incorporates slide or bottleneck playing in both open and standard tunings.
This is an excellent book. The tunes are well thought out increasing in difficulty but certainly not too difficult for the advanced beginner/intermediate student. There is an emphasis on minimum theory and maximum enjoyment and the thing I really love about this book is that even from the first page they make you sound good, which is a credit to Kenny Sultan's teaching method. I consider this book to be on a par with the excellent series from Stefan Grossman and is well worth the money. I will certainly be buying more from this author. Anonymous
- (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Very good for learning blues tunes. I transferred the tracks to my MP3 player so I could listen to them at any time. Great to have tabs as well as the music. Anonymous
- (Horley, United Kingdom)
This book is great :0) The songs are played first slow and then at normal pace which means you get chance to make sure you are picking up every note the songs r interesting and though the cd versions sometimes differ from the written tabs its only minor changes and he tends to point them out- if not it's a great way to make sure you really listen to what he's doing. I ove Kenny Sultan he's fab!! Anonymous
Kenny has done a very fine job. He explains things very well and the slow versions really help you to get it on faster. Pick it up and you'll have great fun with his fingerpicking blues. Anonymous
- (Mazzarrà S. Andrea, Italy)
This is a fine book. Kenny goes slow so you can easily pick up what he's doing. A great way to start playing some blues fingerpickin' tunes.