Blues Guitar Lessons for Beginners
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Blues Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of blues guitar from an international award winning blues guitarist
4.5 (12 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
83 students enrolled
Created by James Rogers
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Standard 12 bar blues progression
  • Pentatonic scale
  • 13 backing tracks included
  • Basic chords to play in a blues song
  • Blues style chords in various keys
  • Hammer ons, pull offs, slides, etc
  • How to play the first 12 bars of a famous blues song
  • Blues guitar riffs to play a full song
  • Understand your instrument
  • How to hold your guitar
  • Tuning
  • etc
Requirements
  • This course is for beginners whether you have never played or have some basic experience
  • You need a guitar! And internet and electronic device to watch! 😊
  • The willingness to put in the time and effort to become better. The ‘woodshedding’ as we call it. This course won’t magically make you a solid player, but it will point you in the right direction with the right mind set and attitude. Do this and you will become a much better player than you are today.
  • A phone to record yourself playing to the background tracks. (if you want to participate in this exercise)
  • A computer with speakers to access the videos, download course content and playback the backing tracks.
Description

The course is for anyone to begin playing blues. Whether you are new to guitar or you have a bit of experience this course can teach you the tools to practice to move on to more intermediate and advanced techniques that can eventually get you on stage jamming at your local blues jam. 

Everyone has to start somewhere. I remember as a kid sitting in my dads garage playing for hours and hours to build the confidence to move on to the next guitar challenge. Whether you take this course or not, always stay focused and don't listen to any negativity about how you sound. Everyone has it in them to do.


The one thing I can't teach you is, experience!


But ...

I will teach you many of the things I have learned over the past 30+ years. 20+ years of which I toured with and opened for major blues artists at countless blues clubs and major blues festivals.

I hope you enjoy the course!

Cheers to the blues – James ‘Buddy’ Rogers.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who loves the blues and wants to start playing blues guitar
  • A love for blues music and a good attitude!
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 03:30:06
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:22

Welcome and thanks. An overview of what you will learn in this course

Preview 05:20
Downloads - 13 Blues Backing Tracks
00:02
+ Beginner – Basics – Module 1
4 lectures 23:36

Types of guitars for blues and which is best for you

Preview 05:06

Learn about some great blues legends who you can learn from to help your playing

Blues Legends to Study
03:34

How to hold your guitar, place your hands and get comfortable with your guitar

Preview 03:59

Tune by ear and with a guitar tuner

Preview 10:57
+ Beginner – Basics – Module 2
3 lectures 47:24

Old school blues finger picking style and using a pick

Learn how to use a pick and pick old school blues with your fingers
07:04

The most common and basic 12 bar blues structure to get your started with playing the blues

Introduction to 12 bar blues patterns
28:59

Learn how to see chords as numbers to transpose keys and easily play in any key and understand chord changes quickly

Preview 11:21
+ Beginner – Chords and Rhythm Playing – Module 3
6 lectures 56:31

Learn some commonly used blues chords and ways to play rhythm so that you can easily play in any key

Basic Blues Chords
20:19

How to strum and pick rhythm patterns for 12 bar blues

Rhythm Strumming the Basic Chords
12:27

Learn a cool rhythm riff that changes the sound of a standard blues and allows you to play with other guitar players in a more melodic way

Preview 09:28

Learn to use your palm to mute strings and learn to muffle strings to play rhythms

Preview 06:03

Learn what a capo is, how to use it and what it could be used for in the blues

What is a Capo? How to use it
04:41

Experience comes with playing as much as you can

Practice, Practice, Practice
03:33
+ Beginner – Learn to play along with backing tracks – Module 4
3 lectures 32:03

Start jamming to the backing tracks in the key of E

Blues in E with Backing Tracks
13:40

Start jamming to the backing tracks in the key of A

Blues in A with Backing Tracks
13:50

Step in up a level and jam to a faster shuffle groove and test your skills

Jam upbeat blues in E
04:33
+ Beginner – Learn a Song – Module 5
6 lectures 43:20

Learn the basics of the pentatonic blues scales

Pentatonic Scale
09:59

Begin learning to play a song where you play some lead and rhythm around a 12 bar blues

Preview 03:28

Continue learning to play a song where you play some lead and rhythm around a 12 bar blues

Hideaway Song. Part 2
06:43

Continue learning to play a song where you play some lead and rhythm around a 12 bar blues

Hideaway Song. Part 3
04:06

Continue learning to play a song where you play some lead and rhythm around a 12 bar blues

Hideaway Song. Part 4
10:52

Continue learning to play a song where you play some lead and rhythm around a 12 bar blues

Hideaway Song. Part 5
08:12
+ Congrats!
1 lecture 01:50

A final word for you

A final word from your instructor
01:50