Lesson Category: Blues

By-Copy Blues

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION play along  DESCRIPTION By Copy playing is one of my favorite ways to teach ear training. I normally teach this over…

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Improvising Using the Blues Scale – 1

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION JAm TRACKS DESCRIPTION Improvisation is an important song of guitar playing. Not just for soloing, but also for song…

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What Is The Blues Scale?

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Blues scales are a variation of the minor Pentatonic scale. The only difference is the “Blues note”. The Blues note is…

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Movable Blues Scale – 1 [JC Key: G ]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Moveable scales are important to know because you can play them anywhere. The shape stays…

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Blues Riff #3 [Key: G]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION You don’t have to play a lot of notes to make an interesting riff. In…

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Blues Riff #2 [Key: G]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION I like to teach Blues riffs because they’re so versatile. Even though this is labeled…

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Blues Riff #1 [Key: G]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Let’s learn a groovy Blues riff in the G minor Pentatonic scale. This riff only…

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6-35 Play “Blues Monday”

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION JAM TRACK Now it’s your chance to play along with the band. We’ll go through the loop several times…

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6-34 Learn “Blues Monday”

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION I wrote Blues Monday to be a practical lesson in the 12 Bar Blues with the Shuffle Strum. This…

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6-33 12 Bar Blues In E

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION PLAY-ALONG  DESCRIPTION The 12 Bar Blues is iconic. It was the foundation of Rock n Roll and is still…

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6-31 Blues Shuffle Strum

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION NOTATION There aren’t many genres that can be defined by a single rhythm. Or a rhythm that immediately makes you think…

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2-9 Shady Day Blues

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION PLAY-ALONG You’re ready to play with the band! If you find that you’re losing your place, just wait for…

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Cantankerous Cody Blues

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION It’s important to have a good sense of rhythm as a guitarist. For both rhythm…

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Blues Shuffle Strum [key C]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The Shuffle feel is synonymous with Blues music. It’s not played ‘straight’ like a lot…

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Simple Man Blues [JC key:A]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION JAM TRACK Now that we’ve spent a good amount of time in Major Pentatonic, we’re going to spend some…

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Blues In D

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Wanna Bee [Am Blues Lick]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Wanna Bee is a repeating pattern lick. Repeating pattern licks are very common in lead…

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Improvising The Blues In A Minor

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION jam track DESCRIPTION JAM TRACK Improvising can be intimidating when you first start to do it. It’s also a really fun…

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