Just wondering if most of the people here have all the Blues You Can Use books in the series? I'm missing Jazzin' blues and R&B. The collector in me says order them both but the thrifty part says just pick one. Decision decisions....any advice?
I think I have most of them. I never got the R&B book because I don't have any real interest in playing R&B. So, I'd recommend getting the books about styles you're interested in learning. If you're interested in Jazz AND R&B then get both.
Yup, I've got 'em all. I really liked the R&B book, I kind of grew up on some of that stuff. I'm no fan of jazz at all, but found myself working all the way through that book - John's songs are, as always, really melodic and beautiful (especially "Alone at Midnight").
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I'm also an avowed guitar book junkie. Had all except the blues licks book, finally bought it to "round out the collection". I loved the R&B book. I think Jack posted Youtube videos of most of those tunes if you'd like to get a taste for it (and if they're publicly viewable). I think I made it through the first two or three songs - kind of like I've done with all these books...
Thanks for the input. I can get carried away with ordering and buying books. I ordered the Jazzin' the blues off a non-amazon site since they seemed to wan $30 for it. I wasn't intrested in the R&B until I listed to John's sampler and thought it was really cool, and would have fun playing some of those tunes.. For me, R&B was more TLC, En Vogue, Whitney Houston, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Bobby Brown, I guess I'm showing my age.
I got the Jazzin' the Blues today. Really disappointed that it looks like they did not include the CD. I'm trying to work something out with the book store I got it from.
It's not gone to where you download the audio online has it? Seems like that is the way all these guitar books are being sold now. The ones I've got that are that way usually have a statement somewhere on one of the first pages about how to download the audio. Just a thought.