Blues Rhythm Guitar Course
Learn how to play Blues Rhthym Guitar in this free 10 lesson course by Justin Sandercoe
This Blues Rhythm Guitar Course is an "Intermediate Module" which will cover all the basic tools you need to play Blues Rhythm Guitar. You should study the Intermediate Foundation lessons before starting the course or you may find parts of it very difficult, don't try to build on sketchy foundations! There are backing tracks included for every lesson too which I think will be a big help in getting your rhythm solid!
The Blues Rhythm Guitar DVD includes all 10 lessons in the free online series, PLUS 3 bonus lessons (44 minutes worth!) PLUS the full backing tracks as mp3 PLUS a pdf booklet with all the charts and chord grips and stuff - and remember that buying my products enables me to make more free stuff :)
BL-201 • 12 Bar Blues in 12 Keys
I've actually done one of these back in '07, but I thought a new HD version to start the series would be a good thing! In it you will learn to see the I, IV and V chords visually grouped together on the fingerboard and learn to move between them! An absolutely essential skill if you want to play the blues.
BL-202 • 12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
So this lesson is all about the picking and explains the different possibilities and how and when to play them. It's a really important part of playing blues rhythm.
BL-203 • 12 Bar Common Chord Sequence Variations
This lesson covers the main variations on the chord sequence. Makes transcribing lots easier if you know what the most common forms are!!
BL-204 • 12 Bar Riff Variations and Approach chords
Looking at variations (using little finger), sliding into chords, adding them on the and of four, using open strings to link.
BL-205 • Dominant 7th Chord Grips
Looking at the CAGED system 7th chords and variations within each one. Lotsa ways of playing the basic 7th chords keeps it real interesting :)
BL-207 • Gospel Slides
Fantastic trick that bring a new depth to your rhythm playing, real sweet movement of a 9th chords that turns into a 6th chords. Kinda sounds complex like that, but it's simple and sounds awesome!
BL-208 • Mini Blues Chord Grips
Often times you'll find that less is more, and that sure is true when looking a t chords, and in this lesson we check out what I call Mini Grips which are small 2 note chords that sound great and keep it simple!
BL-209 • Turnarounds
This lesson looks at a bunch of ways of playing Turnarounds and how to use them.
BL-210 • Creating Blues Riffs
Looking at the classic 6 and 7 arpeggios and making up your own grooves. Real cool fun to play about with these and the backing track is real simple so you can really explore the idea!
BL-211 • Voice Leading Blues (DVD ONLY - BONUS LESSON 1)
Using more complex chords and simple substitutions to create tasty blues voice leading. I tab out two ways of using voice leading in a jazzy blues and explain how to do it! I think this is a great lesson... very useful thing to learn and applies to many styles!!
BL-212 • Minor Blues (DVD ONLY - BONUS LESSON 2)
How to play a minor blues chord sequence and the interesting chords that come to it. A very cool tool to add to your arsenal.
BL-213 • The Bo Diddley Rhythm (DVD ONLY - BONUS LESSON 3)
Bo Diddley is often said to be the bridge from Blues to Rock 'n' Roll and certainly had a huge influence on the early rock 'n' rollers - and his very specific rhythm pattern made it into many hits for the coming generations!
Blues Rhythm Guitar DVD
Blues Rhythm Guitar Course DVD (with bonus content)