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Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar: The Complete and Definitive Guide


Chicago Blues Rhythm GuitarAs rhythm guitarist for blues legend Muddy Waters, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin is an expert in the art of Chicago blues rhythm guitar. In this comprehensive book/DVD package, Margolin and blues author and music historian Dave Rubin of Local 802 (New York City) have compiled the definitive instructional guitar method, featuring many rhythm guitar playing examples to learn and practice, covering a variety of styles, techniques, tips, and historical anecdotes. Every playing example in the book is performed by Margolin  on the accompanying DVD. The book also includes a code to access the same videos online for download or streaming.

Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar: The Complete and Definitive Guide,
by Bob Margolin and Dave Rubin, Hal Leonard,