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New Hal Leonard DVDs Teach Blues & Barrelhouse Piano and Blues Harmonica

Info-Packed Instructional Titles Featuring Pedigreed Blues Players Available at Summer NAMM

MILWAUKEE - Hal Leonard is proud to release at Summer NAMM two terrific DVDs by artists at the top of their game to help musicians further refine their blues playing.

In her intimate instructional DVD Blues & Barrelhouse Piano, Ann Rabson teaches her unique style via nearly two hours of in-depth lessons based on left-hand grooves. With each groove, pianists will learn tasty fills, turnarounds, soloing ideas, and so much more - in boogie woogie, New Orleans and shuffle styles. A member of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women, Rabson has been playing and singing the blues professionally for more than 40 years. Last year, she received her ninth nomination for a Blues Music Award (formerly W.C. Handy Award) as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year, and in 2008, she was nominated for Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year.

Steve Guyger is one of the greatest blues harp men of the last 30 years. In Blues Harmonica, he delves deep into authentic styles and techniques, sharing valuable playing secrets, concepts, and insights into the rich and timeless traditions of the instrument. Guyger covers the blues harp's history, sound and tone, chords, progressions, common licks and riffs, and much more. He is joined by celebrated Chicago blues guitarist Billy Flynn for plenty of inspiring and soulful performances. As an added bonus, this DVD features guitar backing tracks so viewers can jam along.