Build A Solid Foundation For The Blues
The Blues is one of the most important musical forms in Western music. Almost all modern music is influenced by it. Even though the form of the blues is simple, it’s not easy to play unless you understand the fundamentals.
This course will teach you everything you need to know to play blues rhythm guitar.
It provides a step-by-step approach to learn and master the blues form and the most important rhythms. By the end of this course you’ll be able to confidently play the most important blues rhythms in any key. You’ll also be ready to dive into learning more advanced blues rhythms as well as blues soloing.
This truly is the foundation for everything you’ll ever play in the blues!
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It's Like 4 Courses In One!
There are four levels in this course. Each level contains 6 to 12 video lessons. Originally each level was a complete course, but I've decided to combine them into one course to offer the best experience and value!
That's 38 video lessons totaling over 6 hours!
Don't feel overwhelmed by the amount of content though. I've structure the course to allow you to move as quickly or slowly through the material as you want. By the end of each level you'll have gained new skills and knowledge that you can use right away!
Level 1 (6 video lessons totaling over 81 mins)
- In Level 1 You'll Learn:
- How the blues differs from other types of music
- All about the I - IV - V chords which are the basis for almost all blues music
- About the 12 bar blues form which is most common form of the blues
- How to play the essential blues chords you need to get started
- The difference between a straight and shuffle rhythms and which one is most important in the blues
- How to play the blues in the key of A in open position
- How to play the boogie shuffle pattern which is the classic riff used in countless blues songs
- How to play a turnaround and ending which makes your 12 bar blues much more interesting
- How to play variations of the boogie shuffle pattern
- How to mix boogie shuffle variations to make your blues songs exciting
- Much more!
Level 2 (10 video lessons totaling over 74 mins)
- In Level 2 You'll Learn:
- How to play a 12 bar blues in the key of E in open position (probably the most common key to play the blues in on guitar)
- How to add palm muting to your rhythm which is a technique you can use in any style of music
- How to play the boogie shuffle pattern in the key of E
- How to apply everything you learned in Level 1 to the key of E in open position
- How to play a B power chord and add the boogie shuffle pattern to it
- How to play the Jimmy Reed style B chord
- How to play an open B7 chord
- How to play intros, turnarounds, & endings in the key of E
- How to play shuffle variations in the key of E
- How to play the blues in any key using a capo
- Much more!
Level 3 (10 video lessons totaling over 76 mins)
- In Level 3 You'll Learn:
- How to play the B9 and E9 chords and also how to use them for turnarounds and endings
- Variations of the turnarounds you learned in Level 2
- Classic turnarounds which are some of the most recognizable turnarounds in the blues
- Even more turnarounds in the key of E!
- How to turn the turnarounds you've learned into intros and endings
- How to add embellishments to your shuffle rhythms which will take your blues to a whole new level
- New rhythms you can play in the 9th and 10th bars of the blues that will really spice up your 12 bar blues
- The Stevie Ray Vaughan shuffle which is the awesome rhythm from Stevie Ray Vaughan's song Pride and Joy
- Much more!
Level 4 (12 video lessons totaling over 135 mins)
- In Level 4 You'll Learn:
- How to play moveable power chords so you can play the blues in any key
- How to easily find the I - IV - V chords in any key
- How to add the boogie shuffle pattern to the moveable power chords
- How to play intros, turnarounds, and endings in any key
- How to play boogie pattern variations with the moveable power chords
- How to play embellishments with the moveable power chords to spice up your rhythms
- How to play classic bass riff patterns that you'll find in countless blues songs
- How to play straight boogie patterns which you'll find in countless blues rock and rock songs
- How to play straight boogie pattern variations
- How to play the Dom7#9 chord which was made famous by Jimi Hendrix and used all the time by players like Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Much more!
What you get with this course:
- 24/7 access to 38 video lessons (over 6 hours)
- Play-a-long tracks
- Downloadable backing tracks to practice with
- Blues Guitar Foundation: Rhythm eGuide (over 70 pages)
- Includes all of the charts and diagrams presented in each video lesson
- Practice instructions
- Step by step guidance on how to practice and retain all of the information presented in the course
- Ability to leave comments and ask questions
- Each video lesson contains a comment section where you can leave comments or ask questions about the specific lesson or the course in general. Chad will answer all of your questions and give you further advice and instructions as needed
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Your purchase is risk free! We’re confident that this course will provide immense value to your guitar playing and musicianship. However, if you decide after enrolling that it’s not the right fit for you, for any reason, just contact us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. :)
Frequently Asked Questions
StartIntroduction To Level 1
StartLesson 1 - Your First Blues Chords (12:37)
StartLesson 2 - 12 Bar Blues (12:03)
StartLesson 3 - How To Play a Blues Shuffle (21:03)
StartLesson 4 - Boogie Shuffle Pattern (8:25)
StartLesson 5 - Turnaround & Ending (13:40)
StartLesson 6 - Boogie Shuffle Variations (14:06)
Chad Lambert is the co-founder and Lead Instructor of Move Forward Guitar. Along with creating his own courses, Chad oversees all the instructors and their courses. He also runs the popular Move Forward Guitar YouTube channel. Outside of Move Forward Guitar, Chad is the guitarist for his wife's indie-folk project Her Silo, and also writes his own music. Chad and his wife live in the Seattle area with their Labradoodle, Zappa.