Week 2 includes ideas that are a step away from traditional blues. An A minor backing track using some jazz chord changes is used to demonstrate the use of jazz licks within the blues. Robben Ford style ideas using altered, chromatic and lydian b7 scales are looked at and many exciting licks are drawn from these scales. Phrasing and dynamics are a major part of this DVD providing some new and exciting vocabulary for any one new to this style.
Memphis has long been a landing place for musicians from the surrounding rural areas in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and in the 1920s and 1930s, it was a wide open town with plenty of opportunities for musicians to perform their music and make a living. As a result of Memphis’ hub status, it developed a strong blues scene in the 1920s and 1930s, with a host of outstanding singers and players. Many of these musicians had successful careers as recording artists, but a surprisingly large number of similarly gifted musicians went unrecorded or only got the opportunity to record a few titles. This DVD lesson offers instruction in the music of many of the finest guitarists to record out of Memphis in the 1920s and 1930s.
Stuart Bull has taught literally tens of thousands of guitarists worldwide through the highly acclaimed TOTAL ACCURACY series. This 2 DVD set comprising of Electric Blues Volumes 1 & 2 includes tutorials for: blues scale positions, phrasing ideas, fast blues licks in the style of Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton etc, solo construction, blues runs, major/minor pentatonic combinations, string bending ideas, slide playing ideas and much more.
Celebrated tutor Steve Trovato introduces you to the Guitar styles of Freddie, Albert and BB King! These three very special Blues stars share much more than just a surname - all were fundamental influences for the original gang of guitar heroes, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Their soloing styles have directly informed the very best of rock music since the 50s and 60s, and can still be heard in today's contemporary bands.
In this special DVD lesson, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy passes on what he learned from Jimmy Reed, Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker and Lightning Hopkins. Learn 9th chord licks, pick versus fingerstyle, turnarounds, special rhythm parts, and more. Hot Licks classic video titles have been made available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with the world's top players…right in your own home! These new transfers make them look better than ever while DVD technology makes navigating each lesson even easier! You'll never miss a note. See the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played. All right and left-hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy.
Sam Whiting debuts with JTC as he creatively brings you his laid back style and groove and guides you through some of his favourite dynamic and upbeat funky blues licks. With a focus on unusual catchy blues phrases, advanced legato runs and hybrid picking there's something here for everyone.
100+ cool riffs that sound great over each portion of the blues progression. The riffs are presented in two-measure chunks organized by where they fall in the standard 12-bar progression so you can enrich your blues vocabulary and assemble your own solos with authentic riffs and licks as played by 15 of the all-time great blues masters.
Over 140 authentic riffs and licks as played by bluesmasters such as Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more! Each is presented in two-measure chunks, organized by where they fall within a standard 12-bar blues progression.
In any music style, there are essentials – scales, licks, chords, etc. Blues Guitar Chords teaches you the must-know chords that will get you shufflin' like a pro in no time. You won't get bogged down with tons of details. Rather, you'll be armed with many chord shapes that have been used throughout the history of the blues. The included DVD demonstrates each chord and all the song examples are accompanied by a full band, so you can hear these chords in the proper context.
You will quickly learn Robben's favorite blues scales and phrases. He also reveals his unique fingerings for string bending and vibrato. Included are chord voicings, rhythm guitar ideas, and some great 12-bar solos featuring many of Robben's classic blues guitar phrases.