Blues Guitar Essentials

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The Blues is at the core of all the development of pop music in the western world. It is impossible to divorce the blues from virtually all the major pop styles of the 20th century including Jazz, Dixie, Swing, Rock, Funk, Metal and the list goes on. Needless to say the genre of the blues has had its own evolution with a series of great players carrying the torch down to the present day. A study of the guitar and pop music without studying the blues is like trying to study painting using only the colors black and white. The Blues provides us with the tensions and the lines and the forms which we have come to hear as commonplace in almost everything we listen to in the pop styles.

This blues guitar course provides excellent ground work for the study of form and for developing your improvisational style while getting used to the sounds of the characteristic scales and notes used in this style as well as all the related styles.  The Blues is great practice and background no matter what style you decide learn to play.

What You'll Learn

  • 1 Building on the blues
  • 2 Building the Blues in A
  • 3 Building Classic Bass Lines and Riffs
  • 4 The A minor pentatonic scale in the blues
  • 5 Spelling in Parallel
  • 6 On the Fretboard in Parallel Major and Minor
  • 7 Examining the flat 3 in building lines
  • 8 Examining the 7 Chord on the Fretboard
  • 9 E minor blues scale and chords
  • 10 Playing a 12 bar in E and A
  • 11 Spelling 13s and 9s on the Guitar Fretboard
  • 12 Building Riffs using the I to IV chord
  • 13 Spelling the 9 and #9 chords
  • 14 E13 chord voicings
  • 15 I – IV – I7 – IV in a Classic Line
  • 16 I – IV – I7 – IV Classic lines cont.
  • 17 E minor pentatonic in open position
  • 18 Building Blues Bass Lines in E
  • 19 Em Blues Scale open
  • 20 the flat 3 blue note
  • 21 Classic Chordal Riff in E Blues
  • 22 Building solo lines in E
  • 23 Building solo lines in E 2
  • 24 A 6 and 9 chord voicings
  • 25 12 Bar Blues in A
  • 26 The Mighty Tritone
  • 27 A Minor Pentatonic in A Blues
  • 28 E6 and 9 chord voicings
  • 29 12 Bar Blues in E
  • 30 12 Bar Blues in E power chords
  • 31 Spelling 9 Chords
  • 32 G Major Pentatonic
  • 33 Building Chordal lines in E Blues I
  • 34 Building chordal lines in E blues
  • 35 Soloing with Chord Tones
  • 36 Soloing with Chord Tones in E
  • 37 12 Bar Blues and Building lines
  • 38 Building on the Power Chord in A
  • 39 Building Blues Bass Lines in A
  • 40 7 Chords in Bb
  • 41 Chord Tone Soloing in A minor