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Basic Guitar Technique, Lessons 1-4

By Don Mock

Editor's note: Don Mock generously created these guitar lessons especially for this site. As a performing and recording artist as well as a teacher, Mock has created numerous instructional books and videos including "Hot Licks," "The Blues from Rock to Jazz," "Jazz Guitar Tips" and "Jazz Rhythm Chops." His deep admiration for Michael Bloomfield's guitar artistry served as inspiration for his own musical explorations. He offers these lessons as an aid for guitarists who are interested in learning about Bloomfield's technique and approach. Don can be reached at . He can be found on the Web at  http://www.guitaraxis.com.


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*LESSON I
"Pickup Phrases" (5 pages)

*LESSON II
"Signature Phrases" (5 pages)

*LESSON III
"Beyond Blues Phrases" (7 pages)

*LESSON IV
"Chords & Rhythm" (10 pages)


2009 Don Mock

Michael Bloomfield Discography & Performance History

1958-1965

1966-1967

1968-1969

1970-1974

1975-1978

1979-1981

Sources

Printable version


A selection of remembrances of Michael Bloomfield from contributors to this site


A detailed look at the studio and live versions of the Butterfield Blues Band's "East-West"


An interview with producer Norman Dayron by Ralph Heibutzki


A check list of currently available recordings by Michael Bloomfield


2008 David Dann

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