Blues Lessons

Blues Lessons

BL01. (011) R 3 7 Chords. Muting Technique. A Blues. Bb Blues.
BL02. (013) Slow Blues in D. R 3 b7 R Chords: Strings 5 4 3 2.
FC Drop 2 Voicings, 7th Chord Inversions, Strings 4 3 2 1.
BL04. (014-1) Play Blues with 4-Note Dom 7 Chords.
BL05. (014-2) Dom7 Chords: 4-Note Voicings
BL07. (016) A Blues: Soloing Over Chord Changes.
BL08. (018) Bb Blues Soloing. Blues Solo Challenge.
BL09. (019) A Blues Solo Phrasing. Simple Blues Phrasing.
BL10. (031) Tasteful Minor Pentatonic in C.
BL11. (032) Review C & F Triads. Review Triads in Bb Blues.
BL12. (038) Slow Blues in C with 9th Slides.
BL13. (042) B minor Blues ("Thrill") Chord Changes.
BL14. (043) B minor Blues ("Thrill") Soloing.
FB Blues Shuffle - Rhythm Guitar.
BL16. (055-1) E Blues Shuffle Groove: 12-Bar Blues Riff.
BL17. (055-2) E Blues Turnarounds: Learn by ear and by degree.
BL18. (056) Blues Phrasing 3rd + 7th. Rhythmic Approach.
BL19. (060) Fingerpicking: Lightnin' Hopkins Style Blues.
BL20. A Blues Shuffle with Bass Line. SRV-style Phrasing.

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Blues Lessons
  • BL01. (011) Learn R 3 7 Chords

    Learn R 3 7 Chords: Muting Technique, Playing A Blues, Playing Bb Blues, Practicing with a Metronome. Guitar: 1965 Fender Stratocaster. Amp: Nolatone Club Master.

  • BL02. (Lesson 013) Slow Blues in D + 4-Note Chords Strings 5 4 3 2

    Slow Blues in D. Practice with a Metronome. Playing chords (R 3 b7 R) on Strings 5 4 3 2. 1965 Fender Stratocaster and Nolatone Club Master amp.

  • FC Drop 2 Voicings - 7th Chord Inversions

    Drop 2 Voicings, 7th Chord Inversions, Strings 4 3 2 1. Paying attention to the top note. Guitar: Ibanez AZ2204N. Fender Pro Reverb (2). Lehle P-Split. D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) Strings, Providence E205TF Cable. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • BL04.(014-1) 4-Note Chords in Blues

    Learn 4-Note Dominant 7th Chords in Blues: Four Voicings on Strings 1, 2, 3 and 4. Ear Training: Learn by Degree, not by Shape! See Lesson 14 on 4-Note Chord Voicings. Remember, the “Top Note” is the highest note (by pitch) in the chord. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split. Two Fender Pro R...

  • BL05. (014-2) Dominant 7th Chords - 4 Note Voicings

    Dominant 7th Chords: 4-Note Voicings (R M3 5 b7). Play C Blues. “Hearing” the I IV V progression. Connecting the voicings. Guitar: Gibson 1967 ES-335. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • BL07. (Lesson 016) A Blues Soloing Over Chord Changes

    A Blues: Soloing over chord changes. Guitar: John Page Classic AJ. Amp: Fender Pro Reverb.

  • BL08. (Lesson 018) Bb Blues Soloing

    Bb Blues Soloing. TFGW Blues Solo Challenge. Guitar: Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Pro Reverb Amp.

  • BL09. (Lesson 019) Simple Blues Phrasing

    A Blues Solo Phrasing. B.B. King Phrasing. Simple Blues Phrasing with Attention to Chord Tone. Guitar: 2002 Gibson Les Paul R9. Classic Fender Pro Reverb Amp.

  • BL10. (Lesson 031) Tasteful Minor Pentatonic in C

    Tasteful Minor Pentatonic in C. PRS Silver Sky. Lehle P-Split with 2 Fender Pro Reverb Amps. BOSS RC-1 Loop Station.

  • BL11 (032) Triads Review + Triads in Bb Blues

    Reviewing (1) Triads in C and F and (2) Triads in Bb Blues. PRS Silver Sky. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps.

  • BL12. (Lesson 038) Slow Blues 9th Slides

    Slow Blues in C with 9th Slides. To get the most from this Lesson, Tomo suggests that you review the four-note chord voicings covered in Lesson 14. Gear: 1967 Gibson ES-335, Lehle P-Split, Fender Pro Reverb Amp (2).

  • BL13. (Lesson 042) B minor Blues Chord Changes

    B- Blues (Thrill) Chord Changes. PRS guitar. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2).

  • BL14. (Lesson 043) B minor Blues Soloing

    B- Blues ("Thrill") Soloing. Kanji TF Signature guitar. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D'Addario Strings. Providence Cables. Providence Stampede Overdrive Pedal. Pickboy TF Signature 1 mm Pick.

  • FB Blues Shuffle - Rhythm Guitar

    E Blues Shuffle. 12-Bar Blues Form. Triplet Feel. Palm (Right-Hand) Muting. Left-Hand Muting. Left-Hand Thumb Position. Rhythm Tapping. Groove with a Metronome. Guitar: Fender 1965 Stratocaster. Ibanez IBZ10G Amplifier. D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) Strings, Providence E205TF Cables. Pickboy TF S...

  • BL16. (055-1) E Blues Shuffle Groove

    E Blues Shuffle Groove: Play a 12-Bar Blues Riff with or without Turnarounds. Triplet Feel. Technique: Picking, Palm Muting, Left-Hand Muting. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • BL17. (055-2) E Blues Turnarounds

    E Blues Turnarounds. Learn by ear and by degree. See previous lesson on E Blues Shuffle/Riff. Picking. Left-Hand Muting. Grip. Thumb Position. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • BL18. (Lesson 056) Blues Phrases 3rd 7th

    Blues Phrases with 3rd and 7th. Using this rhythmic approach, learn simple blues phrasing that sounds great with R 3 7 chords. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature Pick.

  • BL19. (Lesson 060) Fingerpicking - Lightnin' Hopkins Blues

    Fingerpicking: Lightnin’ Hopkins Style E Blues with Turnarounds. Guitar: Harmony acoustic with pickup. Boss Katana 50 Amp. D’Addario Strings.

  • BL20 A Blues Shuffle + Bass Line

    A Blues Shuffle with Bass Line. Bass Line: R 8 b7 5. Blues progression: I I I I – IV IV I I – V IV I I. Adding Fills. Simple Phrases. Learn SRV-style phrase. Play Phrases and Bass Line together. See lessons on R 3 7 chords for background information. Key words: Shuffle Blues Bass Line. Metronome...