Legendary Licks: Get an Inside Look at the Guitar Style of Blues Great Michael Bloomfield

by Guitar World Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at 10:53am

Michael Bloomfield — Legendary Licks: An Inside Look at the Guitar Style of Michael Bloomfield is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.

The Legendary Licks series — which features a softcover tab book with CD — presents the music of a band or artists in a comprehensive play-along package.

Each book contains note-for-note transcriptions and detailed performance notes on how to play a multitude of classic licks, fills, riffs and solos — complete with recorded demonstrations of each exercise and gear setup tips. The CD is playable on any CD player but is also enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch!

This pack, which is by Dave Celentano, includes instruction on playing 11 of Bloomfield's finest, including: "Albert's Shuffle" • "Another Country" • "Born in Chicago" • "East-West" • "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" • "It's My Own Fault Darlin'" • "Killing Floor" • "Texas" • "Wine" • "Work Song" • "You're Killing My Love."

"Mike Bloomfield is number one. Not only did he play over-the-top well — and I mean amazingly well — but he also played what I call 'real' guitar. If you've ever heard Mike Bloomfield, then you know what I'm talking about.

"It just came from his heart. I never got a chance to see him because he died at an early age, but he was a big influence on me as to the way I learned to bend strings and get everything I could out of a note. One of the best players ever.” — Mick Mars (Motley Crüe)

The book/CD is available now for $19.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.