BLUES RHYTHM 1
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Module ID: BRG1
This Blues Rhythm Guitar Course is an "Intermediate Module" which will cover all the basic tools you need to play Blues Rhythm Guitar in a few styles. Each lesson contains a backing track to jam with so you can get your groove on and put the chords and rhythms into practice!
You should study the Intermediate Foundation lessons before starting the course (or possibly during the course if you're super dedicated and have time to work properly on both!) or you may find parts of it very difficult, don't try to build on sketchy foundations!
There is a DVD/Download available of this Module which contains awesome bonus lessons:
BL-211 • Voice Leading Blues (DVD ONLY - BONUS LESSON 1)
Using more complex chords and simple substitutions to create tasty blues voice leading. I tab out two ways of using voice leading in a jazzy blues and explain how to do it! I think this is a great lesson... very useful thing to learn and applies to many styles!!
BL-212 • Minor Blues (DVD ONLY - BONUS LESSON 2)
How to play a minor blues chord sequence and the interesting chords that come to it. A very cool tool to add to your arsenal.
BL-213 • The Bo Diddley Rhythm (DVD ONLY - BONUS LESSON 3)
Bo Diddley is often said to be the bridge from Blues to Rock 'n' Roll and certainly had a huge influence on the early rock 'n' rollers - and his very specific rhythm pattern made it into many hits for the coming generations!
12 Bar Blues in 12 Keys
Learn to see the I, IV and V chords visually grouped together on the fingerboard and move between them! An absolutely essential skill if you want to play the blues.
12 Bar Shuffle Picking Techniques
So this lesson is all about the picking and explains the different possibilities and how and when to play them. It's a really important part of playing blues rhythm.
12 Bar Chord Sequence Variations
This lesson covers the main variations on the chord sequence. Makes transcribing lots easier if you know what the most common forms are!!
12 Bar Riff Ideas & Approach Chords
Looking at variations (using little finger), sliding into chords, adding them on the and of four, using open strings to link.
Dominant 7th Chord Grips
Looking at the CAGED system 7th chords and variations within each one. Lotsa ways of playing the basic 7th chords keeps it real interesting :)
Blues Chord Extensions
Learn how to play and use 9th & 13th chords in a blues context, adds some spice to your rhythm playing!
Blues Gospel Slide Chords
Gospel Slides are a wonderful blues chord 'trick' that sounds tasteful and soulful and should be something you add to your rhythm bag right now!
Mini Blues 7th Chord Grips
Less is often more, particularly for chords! Mini Grips are small 2 note chords that sound great, are very versatile and easy to play!
Blues Turnarounds (Last 2 Bars!)
Turnarounds "turn the tune around" so you can play another round! You don't HAVE to use them, but they sound great, so why wouldn't you?
Blues Rhythm 1
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