Blues Guitar For Beginners
- A guitar.
- A desire to learn how to play blues guitar!
If you've always wanted to learn how to play electric blues guitar - or even started once or twice in the past only to put it down in frustration - this series of beginner blues guitar lessons is likely the perfect approach for you. Blues Guitar for Beginners is a jump-start method designed to get you up and strumming quickly without having to work through tedious theory, scales and exercises. In fact, you'll be playing your first batch of cool blues moves in your very first week of working with the course.
Blues Guitar for Beginners is tailored specifically for adults who don't have the time or desire for formal training. To get you on the fast track, we've deliberately steered clear of music theory, reading notation, exercises and scales (there's plenty of time for all that good stuff later). Instead, you'll dig in immediately learning how to play blues chords, strums, keeping time and build a vocabulary of bluesy licks.
Longtime TrueFire instructor and blues maven David Hamburger is your extremely capable guide to blues guitar. Hamburger has appeared at Merle Fest and countless other festivals and has performed with Joan Baez, Duke Robillard, and many others. David is a contributing editor to Acoustic Guitar, author of a dozen books, including the award-winning "Beginning Blues Guitar" and has authored many TrueFire courses.
Hamburger starts from scratch, teaching you how to tune, how to hold the pick and how to play your first bluesy notes. David explains every step and breaks each example down so you know exactly what to play and how to play it. He shows you how to strum with downstrokes and upstrokes, how to pick in time and how to get your chords to sound clean, while teaching you a variety of chord progressions and blues-based single-note riffs. On-screen chord diagrams and beat counters help you to stay on track, and jam tracks for each lesson make practicing fun - just play along with David and the practice rhythm tracks. By the end of the course you'll be learn how to play rhythm and lead blues guitar parts for the Chicago shuffle, Texas shuffle, eight-bar blues, shuffle boogie and even a little 50s R&B.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to play blues guitar!
- 07:55Parts of the Guitar
- 05:56Tuning Guitar
- 03:17Freting the Strings
- 07:00Beats & Measures
- 02:42Using the Pick
- 04:42Down Strokes
- 01:56Holding the Pick
- 04:48First Tune
- 04:30Playing on the A String: Part 1
- 03:39Playing on the A String: Part 2
- 03:51Playing on the A String: Part 3
- 02:58Playing on the A String: Part 4
- 04:38Strumming the A Chord: Part 1
- 02:30Strumming the A Chord: Part 2
- 03:54Strumming the A Chord: Part 3
- 03:47Strumming the A Chord: Part 4
- 01:56The D Chord: Part 1
- 06:12The D Chord: Part 2
- 05:56The D Chord: Part 3
- 03:58The D Chord: Part 4
- 04:03Playing on the D String: Part 1
- 04:36Playing on the D String: Part 2
- 04:55Playing on the D String: Part 3
- 04:13Playing on the D String: Part 4
- 04:59The E chord: Part 1
- 07:33The E chord: Part 2
- 03:10The E chord: Part 3
- 02:46The E chord: Part 4
- 01:41Playing on the E String: Part 1
- 03:47Playing on the E String: Part 2
- 05:20Playing on the E String: Part 3
- 02:27Playing on the E String: Part 4
- 04:2312-bar Chicago shuffle in A: Part 1
- 02:3512-bar Chicago shuffle in A: Part 2
- 04:0112-bar Chicago shuffle in A: Part 3
- 02:3712-bar Chicago shuffle in A: Part 4
- 05:35Playing on the G String: Part 1
- 05:05Playing on the G String: Part 2
- 04:33Playing on the G String: Part 3
- 04:18Playing on the G String: Part 4
- 07:02The B7 Chord: Part 1
- 04:02The B7 Chord: Part 2
- 03:02The B7 Chord: Part 3
- 05:56The B7 Chord: Part 4
- 01:50Playing on the E String: Part 1
- 06:12Playing on the E String: Part 2
- 06:18Playing on the E String: Part 3
- 06:03Playing on the E String: Part 4
- 04:24A Minor - C - D7 Chords: Part 1
- 07:07A Minor - C - D7 Chords: Part 2
- 04:08A Minor - C - D7 Chords: Part 3
- 05:04A Minor - C - D7 Chords: Part 4
- 03:03Playing on the B String: Part 1
- 06:58Playing on the B String: Part 2
- 04:30Playing on the B String: Part 3
- 03:35Playing on the B String: Part 4
- 02:05E7 to A7 Chord Exercises: Part 1
- 06:43E7 to A7 Chord Exercises: Part 2
- 03:25E7 to A7 Chord Exercises: Part 3
- 03:38E7 to A7 Chord Exercises: Part 4
- 08:03Sharp Notes: Part 1
- 00:58Sharp Notes: Part 2
- 03:18Sharp Notes: Part 3
- 05:05Sharp Notes: Part 4
- 03:52Emin & G Chords : Part 1
- 06:17Emin & G Chords : Part 2
- 04:11Emin & G Chords : Part 3
- 05:03Emin & G Chords : Part 4
- 03:49Double Stops: Part 1
- 05:53Double Stops: Part 2
- 03:42Double Stops: Part 3
- 05:52Double Stops: Part 4
- 03:48E7 and A7 Voicings: Part 1
- 05:15E7 and A7 Voicings: Part 2
- 06:12E7 and A7 Voicings: Part 3
- 06:27E7 and A7 Voicings: Part 4
- 05:32Tuning without a tuner
- 07:42Jamming and Improvising
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