Introduction to Blues Guitar
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In this class we learn the basics of blues guitar. What is a shuffle? What is a 12 bar blues? What is a I IV V progression? How do you play a walking bass line? We will answer all these questions and play blues in the keys of A, E, and C. We will also learn pentatonic scales, which are the basis for much of the blues soloing we love. If you’ve never played blues before but want to get in on the fun this class is for you.
Pete Madsen is a teacher, writer, guitarist and performer based in Berkeley, California. He has written numerous lessons for Acoustic Guitar and Play Guitar magazines; and is the author of FretMaster: Slide Guitar and the Fretmaster: Funk Book, both published by Backbeat books; as well as A Guide to Acoustic Blues Guitar and the soon to be published The CAGED System for Guitar.