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Finding yourself in a pentatonic rut? Or maybe you have a few pentatonic scales under your fingers but you don't know quite what to do with them. Rob Garland offers the tools you need to enhance your solos within blues-style playing!
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Rob starts us off with a walk-through of the CAGED chord system as it's essential when playing the blues. We'll then work our way through the pentatonic scales which will lead us into different types of blues chord progressions. Within these chord progressions, Rob incorporates chord tones and other concepts such as the B.B King Box and The Albert King Box to enhance our blues style playing!
Rob Garland introduces us to his new course, 'Essential Blues Lead Concepts'!
Before we dive into the blues, Rob gives us a quick lesson on the chords we will be using throughout this course by referencing CAGED Chords.
Now that we are all freshened up with our CAGED Chords, let's now look at the major pentatonic scale and how we will apply this scale to the blues.
In this lesson, we take a look at how we will incorporate the pentatonic scale into the 12 bar blues!
Ready for the next tool for your blues toolbox? Rob runs through the minor pentatonic scale and how putting it over the IV chord is going to us three chord tones in the IV chord.
In this lesson, let us take all that knowledge we acquired about the major and minor pentatonic in the previous lessons and put them together!
Now that we have the I & IV chords under our fingers let's jump into the final chord, the V chord.
In this lesson, we move away from the pentatonic scale a bit and focus on targeting some chord tones by looking at the chord voicings within the I, IV & V chords.
Now that we have some chord tones identified, let's get some arpeggios under our fingers.
Let's take the ideas from the previous lesson and expand on them. Rob takes the arpeggios we have just learned and shows us how to turn them into phrases!
In this lesson, Rob introduces us to the Mixolydian mode and how this scale is a great choice for blues-based licks.
We have our A Mixolydian mode under our fingers, now what? In this lesson, Rob shows us how to use it to play over the I chord of the blues!
Moving on to the IV chord, Rob shows us how we will be using the Dorian mode over this chord.
Taking the idea from the previous lesson we are just simply going to take it from the 5th position to the 9th position.
Ready for another scale for your toolbox? Rob introduces us to what he refers to as a "mini-scale" - The Mixo Pentatonic.
We've covered a lot of ground when it comes to dominating 7 blues but now we are going to switch gears and look at the minor blues and the scales that they are comprised of.
In this lesson, we are going to unpack the B minor blues form.
We shift up to the 9th position in the B minor blues form in this lesson, Rob also discusses the Albert King Box.
Ready to kick things up a notch? Rob dives into a more complex chord progression based on Stormy Monday-style blues.
Let's take the form from the previous lesson and move that one up to the 7th position, Rob also incorporates the B.B. King box!
Rob discusses the always fun to play, 8-bar blues in the 5th position for this lesson, noting that it has a ragtime feel to it and we have to hone in on targeting those chord tones!
Taking everything we just got under our fingers in the previous lesson, we move it on up to the 8th position.
Rob introduces us to Fusion Blues for this lesson, focusing on 9sus4 chords we are going to get some dreamy sounds!
Are you ready for the final jam for this course? Rob discusses the Jazz Blues form in the key of B-flat.
In this final lesson, Rob takes the Jazz Blues form we just learned and moves it up the neck to the 11th position, and throws in the B.B. King box for that extra flair!
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