This first unit of The Practicing Blues Guitarist is my prequel to learning to play the changes on the blues. If you feel fluent and satisfied with your pentatonic playing, you'll probably want to skip ahead to at least unit 2, Swing and Jump Blues, or unit 3, Hard Bop and Boogaloo (both coming soon). But if you want to tighten up your blues basics, refresh your pentatonic vocabulary, or are looking for a more organized, reliable way to jump-start your improvisations, this could be a good place to start.
In these eleven lessons, you'll learn:
Form and Phrasing includes 11 video lessons, each with accompanying pdf charts and/or tab and custom jam tracks to practice to. All streaming videos, jam tracks and pdfs are also downloadable and belong to you forever.
Here are the topics covered. You can watch lesson 7 in its entirety above to get a feel for the material and how it's presented.
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