The Art of the Blues Shuffle - A Guitarist's Guide
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- 15 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Play a 12 bar blues shuffle rhythm & 100s of blues & rock tunes in just 6 easy, step-by-step lessons!
- Students will need a guitar and pick. Mastering this material will require a practice schedule of 15 - 30 minutes daily.
The shuffle rhythm is the heartbeat of all American music and essential to playing the blues.
In just 6 video lessons, The Art of the Blues Shuffle has you:
- playing a convincing 12 bar blues in a blues shuffle groove.
- applying bass walks that make you sound like the real deal.
- playing 3 different turnarounds.
- playing Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago, a veritable blues anthem.
- playing Jimmy Reed's Big Boss Man & Bright Lights, Big City.
- and much, much, more!
In short, you'll learn everything you need to play hundreds of your favorite blues and rock favorites - everything from Robert Johnson to the Rolling Stones!
But Wait, There's More!
You'll also be able to share your performance vids and ask questons and get immediate feedback from your guide, Scott Perry - founder of GuidedGuitarLessons.com!
- This course is for beginning and intermediate guitarists who want to learn to play tunes by legendary guitarists like Robert Johnson and Jimmy Reed.
- Advancing guitarists taking this course will deepen their understanding of this style and improve their technique.
A quick review of the basic 12 bar blues form and 3 common variations, including the typical chord changes and lyrical form.
This material was covered in The Art of the Rock Shuffle. If you've taken that class you can probably skip ahead to the next video.
The "turnaround" gets us from the end of one chorus of the blues to the top of the next. In this lesson I'll teach you two super easy turnarounds and a third, not much harder, but really cool sounding one. I also show you how we can use everything we've learned so far to play in additional keys using a capo.
If you're a graduate of The Art of the Rock Shuffle, then you can apply the blues shuffle to the key of A changes to broaden your blues repertoire. This lesson teaches another Jimmy Reed classic, Bright Lights Big City, from his classic album, Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall.