Blues for the Curious Guitarist
What you'll learn
- Real blues guitar.
- Blues chords up & down the fretboard.
- How to solo like the greatest blues players.
- Get a swing feel for strumming & picking.
- Major blues forms.
- Minor blues forms.
- Blues tricks for flawless solos.
- Popular blues songs.
- Blues guitar theory.
- Many different blues turnarounds.
- This course is for everyone - including complete beginners.
- You only need a guitar - any guitar with six strings.
- We'll start at the very beginning.
What students are saying:
5 stars, "This is an amazing course. Very well presented and easy to understand." -Bobby S.
5 stars, "This course is a very good match. I've always wanted to find a blues course where theory elements are applied to the guitar." -Jorge H.
5 stars, "Engaging instructor. Relaxed delivery is easy to follow. This course makes you a better guitarist." -Peter M.
5 stars, "Very thorough explanation. Able to understand the concept of the way things fall into place. " -Marc C.
5 stars, "This is great stuff. I can feel the onslaught of some major illness that's going to keep me home from work tomorrow so I can soak some more of this up." -Marc A.
Welcome to Blues for the Curious Guitarist. This is a complete course to help you fully understand & play real blues guitar. We'll start at the very beginning (assuming that you're starting from scratch) and work our way up to advanced blues. By the end of this course, you'll be chord comping & soloing over several different major & minor blues progressions & songs. You'll have endless chord changing possibilities so that your chords will always be exciting with unlimited soloing choices. You'll learn to properly solo over blues songs in any key, giving you several positions & options for where & how you want to approach your solos.
Any kind of six-string guitar will work well for this course - electric, acoustic, or classical guitar.
You'll learn how to navigate blues theory so you can always have fun & be creative when playing blues guitar.
Every lesson video has a PDF attachment in the "additional resources" tab. These PDFs are the tabs, songs, chords, and text guitar lessons. You can download, save, & print these. Be sure to get all the PDFs.
This course is in five sections:
[Blues Guitar Basics] - Get all of the tools you'll need for the entire course (starting from scratch.)
[Major Blues] - Begin using the tools we've learned to play chords & solo through the major Delta style blues progressions while exploring lots of blues tricks along the way.
[Minor Blues] - Learn the minor style of blues playing, still using the tools we've learned, but with new methods for the minor keys.
[Blues Songs] - Learn old blues songs with chords & soloing. These songs will help you jump start your blues song list and give you choices beyond the standard blues forms.
[Bonus Lessons] - This course is always growing! New content (like more blues turnarounds) is added to this section.
I'm glad you're here! The world needs more guitarists that can play real blues.
This will be a lot of fun! Let's get started.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn real blues guitar.
- Complete beginner guitarists.
- Intermediate or advanced guitarists wanting to improve their blues playing.
- Guitarists wanting to level-up their blues skills.
Hi, I'm Dan Dresnok - I’m your guitar teacher. I've been teaching guitar lessons for over 28 years and I've taught over 35,000 students both online & in-person. I want you to know everything that I know about guitar & music.
I’ve worked as a session guitarist for recording studios, performed countless times, & moderated over 100 group guitar clinics. I’ve written several guitar method books & created over a dozen online guitar courses.
I specialize in jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock, music & guitar theory.