Play Blues Guitar 3: Tools & Techniques

Learn Essential Blues Guitar Techniques with this Blues Learning Path Core Course
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Learn Essential Blues Guitar Techniques with this Blues Learning Path Core Course


  • Have a guitar
  • Have a basic understanding of blues guitar


Welcome to Play Blues Guitar 3: Tools & Techniques - the third milestone of your TrueFire Learning Path journey towards becoming a solid Blues guitar player.

This Blues Learning Path core course is presented by 3 top TrueFire educators: Jeff McErlain, Corey Congilio, and Jeff Scheetz.

They’ll guide your development of the essential skills and get up and running quickly -- no reading music, no boring exercises, no tedious theory to struggle through. In fact, you’ll play your way through the entire course.

In Play Blues Guitar 1 and 2, you built up your vocabulary of blues chords and blues licks; learned how to play several classic blues songs; and can now solo and improvise a little bit. Here in Play Blues Guitar 3, you’ll learn a variety of killer blues licks, more sophisticated chords and songs, and more blues techniques to power your soloing and improvisations. For example, you’ll learn how to play a 12 bar boogie that you can easily move to any key. You’ll learn all 5 patterns of the minor pentatonic scale, so that you can solo all over the fretboard. You’ll also learn how to play the Major pentatonic scale to spice up your pallet of soloing options. You’ll wrap up this course by learning how to play more turnarounds and 3 more blues songs.

The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. All of the key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.

You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, you’ll have all of the available jam tracks to work with on your own.

Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the recommended supplementary courses in your learning path where you’ll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators.

Grab your guitar and let’s get started!

Who this course is for:

  • Intermediate Guitar Players

Course content

3 sections40 lectures1h 42m total length
  • Introduction


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