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!
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.
Students will learn how to form the following chords on the guitar - E7, A7, B7,
D7, and F.
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!