We’ll look at 12 bar format and its variations (possibly 8 bar as well) and explore the shuffle and straight rhythms and their strumming and picking patterns, basic to intermediate chord progressions, scales for improvisation, soling phrasing, licks, riffs and techniques covering muting, legato, bending and vibrato, gear set-up to get the Blues sound and look at how to play the Blues in any key.
This course is suitable for acoustic and electric guitars and a Bassist is most welcome.
As with all our courses, there’ll be non-stop playing using some great tunes throughout; this is a technique-focused course with tons of tunes and no theory.
The course is suitable for most players and you’ll certainly add to your repertoire on this one. Lots of extra tools to plop into that guitar toolbox to bolster your confidence and improve your playing. If you can play open and some basic barre chords then you’re good to go.
We take things at a steady pace with lots of breaks to stretch the legs and backs and get some air into our lungs and generally have some quiet time to take in what has been taught and time to discuss it with the other hobbyists. The course is as much about having a fun, sociable weekend as it is about improving your guitar playing.
Acoustic, electric and bass guitar players of average-and-above level are fine for this course. There are no hard and fast rules about course suitability but a beginner would struggle here. Contact us if you’re not sure.
Course Overviews – check out our ‘What you should know’ section. Available on request.
Prep Sheets: Available on request to course goers prior to the course.
Whatever level you’re at, you’ll have lots of takeaways to work on later. Call us for a chat at any time.
This one is a real guitar-fest and a theory-free zone. Get the Blues!