The blues is awesome, and it's a LOT of fun to play on guitar. This course will show you everything you need to know to start playing the blues on electric guitar and taking solos in your local blues jams!
Instructed by Michael Palmisano - GIT Grad and Guitargate Founder with 15+ years experience with over 70k students. All filmed in FULL HD with multiple camera angles and professional audio so you can see and hear everything!
If you want to play blues, this course outlines the common types, forms, and approaches made famous by the best blues players in history.
Also - all lessons include downloadable PDF lesson resources.
12-bar And 8-bar Forms
Blues Tempo and Feel
Essential Blues Rhythm Guitar Parts
Soloing With The Blues Scale and Country Blues Scale
How To Craft Your Blues Solos
Playing Analysis Of The "The Three Kings" Of Electric Blues Guitar - B.B, Albert, And Freddie King.
Electric Blues Guitar Tone Breakdown
Live Playing Applications
And What's More?
I HIGHLY encourage ALL of my students to POST YouTube videos completing the lessons, and I watch ALL of them and give you PERSONAL FEEDBACK on your playing progress. You will not find this with any other teacher on Udemy (or really anywhere on the internet) and it doesn't cost any extra!
About Me: I am a GIT graduate from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, the Founder of Guitargate - and have taught over 50k students online and in person for over 15 years. I spend a great deal of time and money producing my guitar courses, and I personally guarantee you won't find a teacher who cares more about their students and takes the time to respond to EVERY video or question. If you ever need anything, I will be there for you, and if you put in the time, you can do this and have a LOT of fun.
Please check out my reviews from this and my other courses!
Lastly - with Udemy you get a 5 min free preview and a 30-day no-questions-asked guarantee. So check it out and I'll see you inside to play some blues :)
UPDATE 1/4/17 - ALL NEW DOWNLOADABLE PDF'S !
A brief introduction to playing blues guitar, thoughts on learning to play blues, and what to expect from this course.
8 bars of goodness.
Common blues tempos and feels.
The shuffle is the bedrock of blues rhythm guitar. Learn how to feel the triplet.
Walking bass lines are a crucial part of the blues sound.
Learn the 5 patterns of the V7 chord, and how to use diminished triads to create interesting chord comps.
9th and 6th chords are a great way to add interesting parts to a blues progression.
Blues can be minor! And it's awesome..
Blues - The first foray into non-diatonic harmony.
The blues scale, or minor blues scale, is a 6 note scale used to play over the entire blues progression.
The country blues scale is the relative major of the minor blues scale. It's a brighter sound - you know - more country!
Classic blues tags that every guitarist must know.
Sound like a pro by selling your changes.
Learn the different ways to craft a compelling and interesting blues lead.
Bend it to the wall and back with Albert King's Blues box.
Learn the B.B. King Blues Box for major sounding blues leads.
Dude. It's Freddy King. Mix major, minor, and get some double stops in your playing.
The end! Thanks so much for taking this blues journey with me and I hope to see you soon. Practice hard :)
Download the PDF and visit Guitargate.com for even more lessons with Michael!
Award Winning GIT Grad, Founder of PRS Sponsored Guitargate, 70k+ students worldwide, and Lead Guitarist in What's Next - Voted 5x "Best Band" in Baltimore.
I have been playing guitar since I was 5, and gigging and teaching professionally for the last 15+ years. I genuinely love to teach, and the goal of Guitargate is to help people learn the "why" behind the notes, and how to apply this to make music!
So whether you are an aspiring gigging musician, or you just enjoy playing for yourself, let me help you bridge the gap between rhythm and lead guitar.... and get the stuff in your head out! Seriously - you can do this!!
On a side note, it's truly incredible that the internet has allowed us to connect from all over the world.... I believe in online education, and I strive to be as helpful as possible. If you post a question or a video for feedback - I will respond and try and help any way I can.
One step at a time -