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Course: Blues Guitar Made Simple

Blues Guitar Made Simple

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This online course teaches well known blues guitar techniques to help you play blues guitar like a pro. Master the essentials of playing blues rhythm and form, pentatonic scale licks, bends, hammer on, pull offs and trills. These blues guitar lessons contain detailed demonstrations and practice exercises to help make learning easy. Accessible anytime on mobile or desktop with an internet connection. Learn from Canadian blues guitar master Jon Adessky.


BENEFICIAL FOR


1. Beginner and intermediate guitarists


2. Blues music lovers


3. Musicians, teachers, students to have new material for classes or study


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* Control the speed at which you learn with lifetime access to the course


* Accessible on mobile or desktop with an internet connection


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Basic knowledge
  • How to play simple chords
  • Guitar
  • Paper and pen
What you will learn
  • How to play the 12 bar blues rhythm and form
  • How to play bluesy licks on the blues pentatonic scale
  • How to play bluesy bends
  • How to play hammer ons & pull offs
  • How to play trills
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 27
Total Duration: 01:24:50
Part 1: Blues Rhythm & Form
  • Understanding The Blues Rhythm  

    Jon teaches how to clap and play the blues rhythm with an A power chord. It is essential to first know this rhythm before playing the blues as it is the foundation upon which most blues songs are written. 

  • Identifying The 1, 4, 5 In Blues  

    Blues songs are typically played in the form of a 1 - 4 - 5 progression. Jon teaches some important theory on how to identify the 1 - 4 - 5 notes of any key with a simple shortcut. 

  • 12 Bar Blues Form  

    Jon takes the 1 - 4 - 5 progression and shows how it is commonly played over 12 bars. He explains in detail the rhythm and number of times each chord is played. 

  • 12 Bar Blues Variation 1  

    Blues guitarists frequently use chord variations in the final 4 bars of the 12 Bar Blues Form. In this lesson, Jon takes us through one of the most common variations using the 5 chord. 

  • 12 Bar Blues Variation 2  

    Jon teaches a blues turn around technique which is a common half step rhythm played in blues music.  

  • 12 Bar Blues Variation 3  

    Jon shows how to use the 2 chord, 5 chord and turn around to make a third variation of the 12 bar blues.  

Part 2: Pentatonic Scale
  • Introduction To The Pentatonic Scale  

    Jon gives a description of what the pentatonic scale is by playing it and explaining how it is characterised.

  • Am Pentatonic Scale  

    Jon teaches how to play the Am pentatonic scale by going up and down the scale. 

  • The Blue Note  

    Jon teaches how to play the lue note which you can add to the Am pentatonic scale.

  • Extension 1  

    Jon teaches an extension you can add to play the Am blues pentatonic scale from the 3rd fret.

  • Extension 2  

    Jon teaches an extension to extend the Am blues pentatonic scale to the 10th fret.

  • Am Blues Pentatonic Scale with Extension 1 & 2  

    Jon ties the 2 extensions together with the blue note. 

  • Applying The Pentatonic Scale  

    Jon demonstrates how to apply the pentatonic scale, blue note and the 2 extensions over a backing track in A.

  • Am Jam Time  

    In this lesson you will have a backing track in the key of Am to do a practice jam using the Am blues pentatonic scale. Have fun, skip a couple of steps and try your blues pentatonic scale with the blue note and 2 extensions. 

  • A Major Jam Time  

    In this lesson you will have a backing track in the key of A major to do a practice jam using the Am blues pentatonic scale. Have fun, skip a couple of steps and try your blues pentatonic scale with the blue note and 2 extensions. 

Part 3: Bends
  • Downward Bend 1  

    Jon demonstrates how to use a downward bend in the pentatonic scale.

  • Upward Bend 2  

    Jon demonstrates how to use an upward bend in the pentatonic scale and shows the vibrato technique.

  • Upward Bend 3  

    Jon demonstrates another upward bend in the pentatonic scale and shows where to add a vibrato note.

  • Applying Bend 1, 2 & 3  

    Jon demonstrates how to apply bends 1, 2 and 3 to a backing track in A showing how you can vary the timing in the bends and vibrato.

Part 4: Hammer Ons & Pull Offs
  • Pull Off 1  

    Jon demonstrates how to apply a pull off on the guitar and teaches a commonly used blues guitar lick that uses this technique in the key of A.

  • Hammer On & Pull Off 2  

    Jon demonstrates how to apply a hammer on and a pull off on the guitar and teaches a commonly used blues guitar lick that uses this technique in the key of A.

  • Hammer On & Pull Off 3  

    Jon demonstrates how to apply a hammer on and a pull off on a blue note in the key of A.

  • Hammer On & Pull Off Review  

    Jon demonstrates how to apply the 3 hammer on and pull off guitar licks on a backing track in A.

Part 5. Trills & Review
  • Trill 1  

    Jon demonstrates how to play a trill which is a repetitive hammer on and pull off technique commonly used in blues music.

  • Trill 2  

    Jon demonstrates how to change the trill based on different chords being used. He also shows how you can practice to get a good timing with your trills.

  • Putting It All Together  

    Jon reviews the course covering some of the bends, trills, hammer ons & pull offs.

  • Playing With A Backing Track in C  

    In this lesson you will play blues with a backing track in C to test your knowledge on playing the blues rhythm, pentatonic scale with extensions, bends, hammer ons, pull offs & trills. Enjoy. 

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