Guitarists who know that blues have a natural advantage over those who don't, No matter which style they choose to play i.e., jazz, rock, classical, having a blues background provides guitarists with a foundation in form, control, feel and harmonies that can be used to advance their playing in any genre of music. Blues Guitar Workshop begins by teaching the 12-bar blues harmony, basic rhythm guitar technique, and pentatonic scales, blues scales in the open position up the neck. You'll learn to incorporate some of the nuances of the masters into your playing - from doubling the bass over a shuffle in the style of Buddy Guy, to combining major and minor pentatonic scales in the style of B.B. King and T-bone Walker. Through call and response exercises and playing in other grooves and tempos, you'll learn to pace your solos to create and release tension – a technique mastered by all the greatest guitarists. You'll learn to reuse the concepts and musical elements to expand your musical foundation and enhance your ability, whether you're trying to bring a blues sound to your play or adding more depth and feel to any other style.By the end of this course you will:
- Learn to play several styles of rhythm guitar, and solo over 8 and 12-bar progressions in E, G, and other keys, with varying tempos and grooves, including shuffles, straight eighth, and slow blues.
- Play pentatonic and blues scales in 5 positions up the neck, and use those fingerings while soloing.
- Play turn around, use solo pacing, call and response techniques.
- Play examples and progressions from several styles of blues, including Chicago blues, gospel blues, jazz blues, and minor blues.
- Learn the techniques and licks of classic stylists such as T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, Earl Hooker and Magic Sam when you're trying to bring a blues sound to your playing or interested in adding more depth to your own style.