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Have you gotten the basics down on your guitar and are now looking to hone your skill set in a specific musical direction? Dave Issacs invites you to hop in the car with him as he takes you on a road trip to experience the different styles of blues! From the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, New Orleans, Texas, and even some British Blues in the 1960s, this course will give you an overall feel of the Blues genre as a whole and what it has to offer!
Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.
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Dave starts out with some foundational grooves, chords, sounds, and basic licks that you can take and really branch out and go in whichever direction within the blues that you wish! He also touches on subgenres of blues covering; vibes, tones, and how to distinguish between different shuffles within the varying styles of the blues!
David Isaacs introduces us to "Blues Roadtrip"!
For this first lesson Dave gets us acquainted with the stomp rhythm.
Lets add 3 new licks to the stomp chord we just learned in the previous lesson!
In this lesson Dave starts to unpack the Chicago Shuffle, starting with a blues bass pattern also called a 5/6 pattern.
We dive into some rudimentary lead guitar using the pentatonic scale!
Dave breaks down some blues theory for this lesson, giving us a stronger grasp on how to artistically converse with other musicians.
Over this course we gotten an arrangement of parts under our fingertips, now lets combine some of these parts together!
We make our way to Memphis, TN with this swing feel urban blues piece.
For this lesson, we lock in on the bass line of an ensemble band.
Ready for some string bending? Dave guides us through the mechanics of string bending.
For this lesson we dive into a track that is a 12-bar blues in A minor.
Let's jump back to focusing on the bass groove as we take a look at this bass riff that partially follows the bass guitar in an ensemble setting.
For this lead guitar lesson, we come back to working with the minor pentatonic scale in the key of A minor.
We arrive in New Orleans for this lesson! Dave walks us through a shuffle that is in 12/8 time.
For this lesson, we will follow the same 12-bar blues in C but we will move up the neck and use some partial chords and new voicings!
We venture into some new territory for this lesson and use the major pentatonic scale for this melody.
We dive into a different "straight feel" of the blues which uses 16th notes to create the primarily rhythm.
Let's take that 12-bar in D from the last lesson and add a riff!
For this lesson, we are going to slide up and down the neck using triads, sixths, and a 7th chord to create a signature rhythm riff!
Lets go back to the shuffle feel with the Texas shuffle! Dave walks us through some different aspects of this shuffle one of which is the emphasis on the off beat.
In this lesson, we get our fingers moving to an SRV-style bass string riff.
Let's dig into some lead guitar with some string bending and slides sprinkled throughout this riff.
For our last section of this course, we head on over to the British Isles in the 1960s where notch on the blues genre was really amped up! Dave walks us through a riff that includes a bit more distortion on our guitars.
We continue working with our Minor Pentatonic scale for this lesson, but this time instead of open strings we will use some fretted notes.
For our last section of this course, we head on over to the British Isles in the 1960s where the notch on the blues genre was really amped up! Dave walks us through a riff that includes a bit more distortion on our guitars.
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Easy to understand and a cool way of getting started :-)
Great lesson. Real foundational music and lesson. Thanks
Let's do it!
This was an amazing journey! I will be referring back to these lessons regularly for some time!
Thank you, David for the wonderful trip!
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