I just sent off the final corrections and edits to the new edition, and it should go to the printer soon, I'm told by HL. It will include 30 or so video clips (in the Cloud) which you can access with a unique code each book will have (this goes for e-books, too). I also made corrections of errors that have bothered me since 1995, when the HL first published BYCU. I added a couple of explanations which hopefully clear up some confusion the first edition created. But with the exception of the videos, the book is essentially the same.
Thanks, everybody, for your suggestions. They were all helpful. While they didn't all make it into this book, I am keeping them in mind for future projects.
unfortunately I missed the chance to give you feedback but I am glad to see you are releasing a version with video. As long as the reader still can use only the CD and not be required to use the video, which sounds like how you did it (the right way). I gave up on DVD based courses, where there was no audio-only, because it takes too much time to watch a video if you just want to check something repeatedly to get it right. This is one thing I really liked about BYCU, you can listen to that track a million times over if need be, and don't have to watch a video. I have 4 books from the series now, and I am sure to get more (I read that More Blues You Can Use is really hard so I am preparing myself for that one).
One feedback I would give about Blues Licks You Can Use, which I am in the middle of right now... the licks are targeted at specific bars of the backing track, i.e., where there is the I, the IV, the V and turnaround. I like the way at the end of the chapter you take a selection of the licks and put them together for the full 12 bars, to show how they can be pieced together. However, it would be very helpful if you had also included a recording of yourself playing these all together. That was really missing for me! Otherwise the books are all indispensable and I just dug out Rhythms You Can Use for a refresher because I am starting a blues band (was just in a rock band for the last 18 months), need to brush up on many different ways to play rhythm. Keep up the great work.
Sounds great, I'll keep an eye out for when it shows up on Amazon - very much looking forwards to the videos. After spending almost a year working through your books, it will be great to finally "meet" you
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