Blues Guitar Made Simple
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Blues Guitar Made Simple

Easy To Learn Blues Guitar
4.4 (8 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2020
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to play the 12 bar blues rhythm and form
  • How to play bluesy licks on the blues pentatonic scale
  • How to play bluesy bends
  • How to play hammer ons & pull offs
  • How to play Trills
Requirements
  • Guitar
  • Pen & Paper
Description

This online course teaches well known blues guitar techniques to help you play blues guitar like a pro. Master the essentials of playing blues rhythm and form, pentatonic scale licks, bends, hammer on, pull offs and trills. These blues guitar lessons contain detailed demonstrations and practice exercises to help make learning easy. Accessible anytime on mobile or desktop with an internet connection. Learn from Canadian blues guitar master Jon Adessky.

BENEFICIAL FOR

1. Beginner and intermediate guitarists

2. Blues music lovers

3. Musicians, Teachers, Students to have new material for classes

ADVANTAGES

* Control the speed at which you learn with lifetime access to the course

* Accessible on mobile or desktop with an internet connection

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Who this course is for:
  • Beginner and intermediate guitarists
  • Blues music lovers
  • Musicians, teachers, students looking for new material for classes or study
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:26:54
+ Part 1: Blues Rhythm & Form
6 lectures 21:45

Jon teaches how to clap and play the blues rhythm with an A power chord. It is essential to first know this rhythm before playing the blues as it is the foundation upon which most blues songs are written.

Preview 02:24

Blues songs are typically played in the form of a 1 - 4 - 5 progression. Jon teaches some important theory on how to identify the 1 - 4 - 5 notes of any key with a simple shortcut.

Preview 05:45

Jon takes the 1 - 4 - 5 progression and shows how it is commonly played over 12 bars. He explains in detail the rhythm and number of times each chord is played.

Preview 05:22

Blues guitarists frequently use chord variations in the final 4 bars of the 12 Bar Blues Form. In this lesson, Jon takes us through one of the most common variations using the 5 chord.

Preview 03:00

Jon teaches a blues turn around technique which is a common half step rhythm played in blues music.  

Preview 02:53

Jon shows how to use the 2 chord, 5 chord and turn around to make a third variation of the 12 bar blues.  

6. 12 Bar Blues Variation 3
02:21
+ Part 2: Pentatonic Scale
9 lectures 23:09

Jon gives a description of what the pentatonic scale is by playing it and explaining how it is characterised.

7. Introduction To The Pentatonic Scale
01:27

Jon teaches how to play the Am pentatonic scale by going up and down the scale.

8. Am Pentatonic Scale
03:29

Jon teaches how to play the blue note which you can add to the Am pentatonic scale.

9. The Blue Note
01:54

Jon teaches an extension you can add to play the Am blues pentatonic scale from the 3rd fret.

10. Extension 1
01:40

Jon teaches an extension to extend the Am blues pentatonic scale to the 10th fret.

11. Extension 2
01:31

Jon ties the 2 extensions together with the blue note.

12. Am Blues Pentatonic Scale with Extension 1 & 2
01:23

Jon demonstrates how to apply the pentatonic scale, blue note and the 2 extensions over a backing track in A.

13. Applying The Pentatonic Scale
04:58

In this lesson you will have a backing track in the key of Am to do a practice jam using the Am blues pentatonic scale. Have fun, skip a couple of steps and try your blues pentatonic scale with the blue note and 2 extensions.

14. Am Jam Time
03:17

In this lesson you will have a backing track in the key of A major to do a practice jam using the Am blues pentatonic scale. Have fun, skip a couple of steps and try your blues pentatonic scale with the blue note and 2 extensions.

15. A Major Jam Time
03:30
+ Part 3: Bends
4 lectures 06:53

Jon demonstrates how to use a downward bend in the pentatonic scale.

16. Downward Bend 1
01:30

Jon demonstrates how to use an upward bend in the pentatonic scale and shows the vibrato technique.

17. Upward Bend 2
01:42

Jon demonstrates another upward bend in the pentatonic scale and shows where to add a vibrato note.

18. Upward Bend 3
01:01

Jon demonstrates how to apply bends 1, 2 and 3 to a backing track in A showing how you can vary the timing in the bends and vibrato.

19. Applying Bend 1, 2 & 3
02:40
+ Part 4: Hammer Ons & Pull Offs
4 lectures 14:07

Jon demonstrates how to apply a pull off on the guitar and teaches a commonly used blues guitar lick that uses this technique in the key of A.

20. Pull Off 1
04:38

Jon demonstrates how to apply a hammer on and a pull off on the guitar and teaches a commonly used blues guitar lick that uses this technique in the key of A.

21. Hammer On & Pull Off 2
04:44

Jon demonstrates how to apply a hammer on and a pull off on a blue note in the key of A.

22. Hammer On & Pull Off 3
03:21

Jon demonstrates how to apply the 3 hammer on and pull off guitar licks on a backing track in A.

23. Hammer On & Pull Off Review
01:24
+ Part 5. Trills & Review
4 lectures 18:41

Jon demonstrates how to play a trill which is a repetitive hammer on and pull off technique commonly used in blues music.

24. Trill 1
04:36

Jon demonstrates how to change the trill based on different chords being used. He also shows how you can practice to get a good timing with your trills.

25. Trill 2
02:41

Jon reviews the course covering some of the bends, trills, hammer ons & pull offs.

26. Putting It All Together
05:50

In this lesson you will play blues with a backing track in C to test your knowledge on playing the blues rhythm, pentatonic scale with extensions, bends, hammer ons, pull offs & trills. Enjoy.

27. Playing With A Backing Track in C
05:34