Top critical review
Great resource with less than perfect audio notation
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2021
First let me say I love this book overall. I think it’s an outstanding resource for anyone looking to learn the blues. I’ve been playing blues, classic rock, hard rock since I was 10 years old (I’m 32 now) and this book is one of my favorite blues books hands down. With that said, I have to be honest that many of the audio clips and notations just don’t line up all of the time. Case in point, example 3L’s tablature says the opening A7 bar ends with 7/6/5 on the bgd strings.. However if you listen to the audio he is clearly going back to the root chord a7 with 5/6/5 on bgd. This is fine because I know the difference and understand that both chords sound great and fit perfect within the measure… but I still have to wonder what chord the author intended to convey to the reader. Similar situations like these have popped up about 4 or 5 times and I am 40% done with the first book. So not bad, but I think it’s definitely worth mentioning that the author might improve upon this with future editions. Also, let me be clear, I bought the kindle version. The print version might be 100% accurate but right now I have no way of knowing. Also, I will likely buying the printed copy of the book because it’s just a million times easier than trying to look at a tablet or phone with my current setup. Overall love the book but would like to see the inconsistencies addressed!! Thanks so much for this great resource.