Get started playing blues on the electric guitar! Jim Weider takes it from the top, showing you the easy way to start playing authentic blues licks, riffs, rhythms and hot solos. He shows you how to use slides, string bends, hammer-ons and a variety of vibrato styles for an authentic blues feel. Learning the pentatonic (live-note) blues scale is the key to blues improvisation, and Jim teaches you how to find the notes you'll need up and down the guitar fretboard. Rhythm grooves, bass lines and other accompaniment techniques will get you into solid back-up guitar. Jim teaches the elements of this powerful American style through the classic licks and solos of some of its key players. Each tune covers a different aspect of electric blues playing and provides you with a great solo for practicing the techniques you've learned. They include Albert King's Going Down, Eltmore James' Emlo's Blues, Freddie King's Hideaway and Jim's own Sugar Cane Blues. The Honky Tonk Gurus supply great back-up and help Jim demonstrate how a song should sound when played in performance.