A collection of quick tips on a variety of topics that you can implement right away to improve your playing
In my opinion, one of the biggest challenges that blues guitarists face is keeping their playing and practice fresh and interesting.
It is very easy to fall into the trap of always playing the same licks, chord progressions and ideas. This however is a quick and sure way of killing your motivation and slowing your progress.
In this course then, you will find an extensive collection of quick tips on a variety of topics.
These are designed to help keep your playing interesting and provide you with alternative approaches for concepts that you may already be including in your playing.
What you will learn:
Freshen up your blues progressions and add a little spice and tension by using 9 chords. Learn a variety of chord shapes and how to integrate them effectively in a regular 12 bar blues
Many of the blues greats use register as a way of managing and building intensity in their solos. Learn how you can do the same to create interesting and engaging improvisations
Learn how to break up scale patterns and descend pentatonic scale shapes effectively using odd note groupings in the style of players like Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson
Learn how Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan stack bends together to build intensity in their solos. Understand how you can do the same in a variety of blues contexts
Learn how adding a single note from the Aeolian mode can add richness and texture to your standard blues licks in the style of players like Peter Green and Carlos Santana
Hybrid picking gives you access to a wide range of sounds you can’t create using just a pick. Learn how to implement it in your solos to create variety and a little spice
It can be difficult to start using the modes in your playing. In this lesson I break the challenge down into 3 easy steps so you can start adding new and interesting textures into your blues solos.
In this lesson I look at the pitfalls of the major pentatonic ‘trick’ that players learn to use the scale. I also explore an alternative framework that will help you start soloing with the scale.
What you will find inside this course:
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5 years ago – after getting complacent with my practice and playing – I decided I wanted to push on and develop as a guitarist.
I couldn’t find the detailed, blues focused resources that I wanted to learn from online, so I created the Happy Bluesman.
I have since gone on to work with hundreds of blues guitarists all over the world through the Blues Club and 1-2-1 coaching.
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