This is a Themed course taking a trip back to the birth of the blues and studying some of the acoustic delta masters who have influenced generations of great players: Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Keb’ Mo’, Joe Bonamassa, Seasick Steve, Rory Gallagher and many more. Original Blues masters such as Elizabeth Cotten, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake (an amazing technical bluesman) and lots of others.
We’ll delve into fingerstyle techniques, look at important tunings, explore self-accompaniment, soloing, using effective basslines and decrypt the origins of the pentatonic and blues scales.
The course makes extensive use of mini break-out sessions to consolidate the concepts and techniques whilst practising some great standard tunes. As with all our other courses, there are plenty of opportunities to jam with other like-minded players and pick up hints and tips from them as well.
We encourage most levels of acoustic guitarists to come along; but it’s not for the beginner. Average-and-above players who have a few songs under their belts and have probably attempted fingerpicking are fine for this course.
If you need help checking if this is the right course for you:
Once signed up, Prep Sheets are available to allow some focused revision/practice and try to help fill any knowledge gaps.
As with all our courses this course is designed to be a sociable event with other guitar hobbyists; having some fun is as important as learning and playing.