Traditional-Style Electric Blues Guitar For Beginners
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Traditional-Style Electric Blues Guitar For Beginners

Part I - Rhythm Guitar
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Created by David Moore
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to play basic blues rhythm guitar in a variety of traditional styles.
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Requirements
  • You need a guitar and an interest in pre-1970s blues music!
  • Some basic guitar skills would help, but are not necessary. This course is for beginners and more experienced players.
Description

     In this course, you will learn to play basic blues rhythm guitar in a variety of traditional styles as they were played and recorded during the 1950s and 1960s.  After learning some basics about the guitar, we will jump right into the essential elements and building blocks for playing this type of guitar.   Topics covered in this course include basic rhythm patterns, chords, turnarounds, and other skills needed to start playing right away!  I will also take you through fifteen different examples of rhythm playing from the styles of the all-time greats - including the likes of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson,and John Lee Hooker!   Practice exercises and recommended listening examples are included throughout the course.   

     When you are finished with this course, you will be ready to play traditional blues rhythm guitar -- by yourself, or with a band.   You can also to use the skills and concepts learned in this course to play contemporary blues and blues/rock.   And, after completing this course, you will be more than ready to tackle my second course on playing lead guitar in the traditional blues style.   Enjoy!  

Lesson TABS are all included in a PDF file that can be downloaded from the Introduction section of the course!  

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to start learning to play traditional-style electric blues guitar!
  • Intermediate players who want to start playing traditional blues
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
02:52:01
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Introduction to Course
3 Lectures 03:41

Students will be able to tune their guitar to standard tuning. 

Tuning The Guitar
01:45

Students will know how the frets on the guitar neck are numbered. 

The Guitar Neck & Frets
01:32
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Basic Chords
4 Lectures 19:13

Students will learn how to make the most basic guitar chords needed to play electric blues.   They will be shown practice exercises to help them learn to make and play the chords quickly.  

Introduction to Essential Chords
00:38

Students will learn how to form the following chords on the guitar - E7, A7, B7, 

D7, and F.  

Essential First Position Chords
05:44

Practice Exercises
05:42

Barre Chords
07:09
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Basic Rhythm Patterns for Traditional Blues
5 Lectures 32:09

Boogie Woogie Rhythms
05:57

Double Stop Rhythms
05:59

Single String Rhythms
08:08

Using A Capo
03:04
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More Chords
6 Lectures 18:43
Introduction to More Chords
00:38

9th Chords
06:39

D7 Chord Shape
02:20

C7 Chord Shape
02:24

"Magic Sam" 7th Chord
02:57

Minor Chords
03:45
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Basic Turnarounds
4 Lectures 26:11
Introduction to Turnarounds
00:35

Turnarounds in E
10:14

Turnarounds in A
07:25

Turnarounds in G
07:57
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Classic Rhythm Pattern Examples
13 Lectures 01:11:24
Lazy Lester Shuffle in E
03:43


Pee Wee Crayton Rhythm Example
05:33

Sonny Boy Williamson Rhythm Example
03:25

Little Walter Rhythm Example
05:21

Jimmy Rogers Rhythm Example
06:57

John Lee Hooker Rhythm Example
06:46

Little Junior Parker Rhythm Example
04:33

Albert Collins Rhythm Example
03:38

T-Bone Walker Rhythm Example
05:01

Otis Rush Rhythm Example
04:31

Magic Sam Rhythm Example
05:05

Eddie Taylor Rhythm Example
06:58
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:40
Final Words
00:40
About the Instructor
David Moore
5.0 Average rating
7 Reviews
38 Students
2 Courses
Blues Guitarists & Scholar

     Dave Moore is a high school history teacher who has spent most of his adult life playing and studying traditional electric and acoustic blues guitar.  Currently, he records and performs traditional acoustic blues with his older brother, Tom Moore,  an accomplished harmonica player and vocalist in South Bend, Indiana.   Over the years, Dave has played with such blues legends as Pinetop Perkins, the late Barrelhouse Chuck, Big Time Sarah, Ricky Nye, country blues legend Yank Rachel, saxophonist Ab Locke, and the Cleveland area band Blue Lunch.    For the past ten years, Dave has maintained a popular You Tube Channel offering lessons in both traditional acoustic and electric blues guitar - Old School Blues Guitar.    

     With 30 years of classroom experience, Dave is an accomplished instructor who excels at making things simple and easy to understand for all of his students.  If you want to learn how to play a ton of traditional blues guitar, for a reasonable price, this is the instructor for you!