Electric Blues Essentials Level 1

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Electric Blues Essentials Level 1

Intermediate Level

Start the journey to blues mastery

Welcome to our first Intermediate Electric Blues Guitar course! In this course we'll take an incredibly detailed look at the world of blues guitar and guide you through all the fundamentals that the great blues players use and lay some truly epic foundations that will allow you to take your blues playing to a professional level. We'll tackle the fundamentals when it comes to rhythm and lead, including the 12 bar structure and the minor and major crossover, plus lots more!

Dirty Blues

Welcome to level one of our Electric Blues Essentials series! In this course we will be taking you through the beautiful world of electric blues guitar, covering lead, rhythm and the theory to help you play like The Greats!

7th Chords & The 12 Bar

In unit 2 we dive into the theory that makes up our blues base, the dominant 7th chords and the 12 bar format. For the dominant 7th chords we tackle the theory behind the shapes and then how to play them in 5 positions of the neck.

Major & Minor Scale

In unit 3 we will be coming back to our lead guitar playing and talking in depth about the major and minor crossover in the blues. We can use both the major pentatonic of the key, and the minor pentatonic of the key to create tasty licks!

Keys & Turnarounds

In unit 4 we will be tackling the infamous “turnaround” as well as bringing together all your knowledge so far to be comfortable in any key. We also take a look at the “quick change” blues.

"Motivational Blues"

For our final unit we will really push you, with a classic blues style solo utilising all of the lead theory we have been working with on this course.