Adam Traum is a guitarist, guitar teacher, songwriter and professional photographer living in Sonoma County, California. A versatile musician who grew up in a musical family, he plays mandolin, bass and lap steel as well as guitar. He has been performing in clubs and festivals for 18 years, playing richly textured Americana roots music with a wide array of influences, including country blues, rockabilly and bluegrass. Continue building your skills and techniques on the electric guitar. Adam Traum brings novice players directly into the world of blues and rock styles with this exciting, easy to follow lesson. He provides invaluable advice and important information while teaching pick technique, chord shapes, "strike and slides", blues scales, licks and powerful soloing ideas. He shows you how authentic lead riffs can be played in a variety of positions in the key of A, so that even beginners will quickly start using the entire fretboard. You'll learn more basic chords as Adam carefully shows you how to form the C, F and G finger positions, combining them into a standard 1-4-5 progression that you'll recognize as the basis for numerous well-known rock 'n' roll songs. By learning how to play these chords in a variety of places on the neck, you'll build your understanding of the guitar and will be ready to tackle more advanced studies.