Play Modern Blues Now
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Play Modern Blues Now

Take your playing to the next level using proven effective methods simplified so you can play amazing modern blues ASAP.
4.1 (79 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
905 students enrolled
Created by Steve Stine
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to play modern or "fusion" blues and crank out mind-boggling solos every guitarist wishes they could play - but never do!
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  • Basic mastery of the guitar, chords and some scales

Play Modern Blues Now is an practical modern blues or “fusion" course taught by Steve Stine, Professor of Modern Guitar Studies at North Dakota State University.

You'll learn everything you need to know to become a complete, well-rounded guitarist who can…

  • Learn techniques and tricks to create sounds you only hear in Fusion Blues
  • Develop your own unique style and signature sound
  • Apply and play almost immediately using Steve Stine's fun and practical approach to teaching guitar.

Start from the blues basics like the 12-bar blues and I-IV-V progression and move on to learn advance tricks and techniques like:

  • Adding the 9th and 6th scale extension to spice up your sound
  • The hybrid and dominant pentatonic scale
  • Shape bending technique and parallel key soloing to add a subtle "kick" to your solos
  • The altered dominant scale and half diminished scale to give your solos an edgy, moody feel
  • Chromatics and arpeggios
  • How to always play with interesting rhythm elements
  • Vocal techniques like slides, bends and vibrato
  • Guitar elements (whammy bar, double stops, open strings, string skipping)
  • and much much more...

If you're an intermediate guitar player looking to build a fresh unique sound to your playing then this course is for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • This is NOT a beginner’s course and some basic foundation and understanding of the guitar is necessary.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 05:59:18
Downloadable Tab Book
6 Lectures 00:00

Tab Book - Module 2
16 pages

Tab Book - Module 3
16 pages

Tab Book - Module 4
16 pages

Tab Book - Module 5
8 pages

Tab Book - Module 6
12 pages
Module 01
7 Lectures 50:55

Minor Blues

Pentatonic Scales And Meandering + Audio Track

The Blue Note

Intervallic Movement
Module 02
6 Lectures 57:58
Learning Solo Using 9th Part 01 + Module 2 Tab Book

Learning Solo Using 9th Part 02

Learning Solo Using 6th

Using Major 6th

Minor Blues + Audio Track

Module 2 Summary
Module 03
5 Lectures 50:58
Hybrid Scale Part 01 + Module 3 Tab Book

Hybrid Scale Part 02

Jamming With The Hybrid Scale

Jamming With The Dominant Pentatonic Scale

Dominant Pentatonic Scale
Module 04
2 Lectures 31:38
Shaping + Module 4 Tab Book

Relative And Parallel Key Soloing
Module 05
4 Lectures 28:05
Introduction To Altered Dominant Scale + Module 5 Tab Book

Altered Dominant Scale

Creating A Lick

Half Whole Diminished Scale
Module 06
5 Lectures 47:44
Concept Of Chromaticism + Module 6 Tab Book

Root Replacement Concept

Arpeggios In Modern Blues

Diminished Arpeggio

Module 06 Summary
About the Instructor
Steve Stine
4.3 Average rating
112 Reviews
1,124 Students
3 Courses
25+ Years, 1000s of Students, Millions of Video Views

If you haven't heard of Steve before, just know that he's very well known at North Dakota State University and is a highly sought-after Professor of Modern Guitar.

After earning his music education degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, he went on to play in literally dozens of bands over the last 16 years touring the U.S. and England. He's been a studio guitarist for radio, television and various recording projects. And he even acted in a movie once.

He's taught private, group, and online guitar instruction for over 25 years to literally thousands of students. Many of his students attend colleges nationwide to study music and play in bands, notably, Shannon Curfman, who performs withKid Rock.

He's taught music at Red River Valley Montesorri school for over 10 years. And was guitar instructor at Elevate Rock School in Fargo, North Dakota. And despite the tattoos, long hair, and shredder-style guitar, he's a family-man. And even finds time to volunteer his talents to plays guitar in his church.