Blues Rock Soloing with Kris Barras, Part I

World-renowned guitarist Kris Barras gives his unique take on Blues Rock Guitar Soloing
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Blues Rock Guitar Soloing
Understanding and moving through Pentatonic scale shapes
Chordal Awareness
Mixolydian Blues Scale
Chord tones from the chords of a dominant blues progression


  • An electric guitar, preferably with a guitar amplifier


The Academy of Music & Sound has teamed up with world-renowned guitar player Kris Barras and MusicMasterclass to bring you a two-part series of lessons on Blues Rock Guitar Soloing.

Here is what's on the syllabus for Part 1 of this series:

Week 1 - Pentatonic Scale Shapes, Part I

Week 2 - Pentatonic Scale Shapes, Part II

Week 3 - The Blues

Week 4 - The Mixolydian Blues Scale

Week 5 - Licks

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner to Intermediate Blues Guitarists
  • Some Advanced players may also find useful tools

Course content

5 sections5 lectures1h 23m total length
  • Pentatonic Scale Shapes, Part I


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