Pickup Music Introduction To Blues Guitar TUTORIAL
Learn the genre that started it all. This Master Class is the most effective way to equip yourself with the skills needed to become a quality blues player.
Introduction to Blues Guitar
In this introductory Master Class, Seth Rosenbloom will teach you how to play like BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer by developing foundational blues rhythm and lead playing skills.
Why learn the blues?
Rock and many other popular styles of music have their roots in blues. Developing a solid understanding of how to play blues guitar will make you a better player no matter what style you play by honing your phrasing, articulation, and technique. Most importantly, learning blues guitar will teach you how to be a better musical storyteller.
What you’ll learn
Seth Rosenbloom and our team of master’s-level music educators will walk you through a curriculum that covers everything you need to know to get started with the blues – from the basic theory to the most helpful techniques and concepts. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to jam and solo on any blues song.
In Part I, we’ll lay down our foundation with some core concepts like playing with feel, basic blues terminology, and two lessons on the 12-bar blues form.
Then, we’ll continue building that foundation in Part II. with an exploration of blues rhythm playing. Here, Seth introduces a series of beginner, intermediate, and advanced chord shapes for every level of guitarist. Once you have those chord shapes down, you’ll put them into context with a series of practical chord progressions. We’ll wrap up this section with lessons on shuffle riffs, turnaround chord progressions, and how to get a great blues tone.
In Part III, we’ll start our exploration into blues soloing by examining the most common scales and arpeggios used in blues improvisation. There are some great lessons on chord and color tones in here that you should check out.
In Part IV, you’ll learn what separates a decent blues solo from a great one. Here, Seth breaks down how to use phrasing, dynamics, bends, and vibrato to tell a compelling musical story. After that, it’s time to put your newfound soloing skills to the test with three blues jam tracks in Part V.
If you just want to learn licks like the greats, Part VI. has everything you need. Here we have a whopping sixty blues licks that will give you insight into how B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, and Eric Clapton approach blues soloing. Finally, we’ll wrap up with three original SongSquads by Seth for your learning pleasure.
- 40+ HD videos
- PDF class handbook
- TAB and notation for all examples
- Backing tracks and 3 SongSquads
Who is this class for?
Whether you’re brand new to the blues or have already dabbled in it, this course will give you everything you need to start down the path of playing blues guitar. This Master Class is best suited to beginner and intermediate guitar players of all styles. Even if you’re not interested in strictly playing the blues, the lessons in this course are applicable to a range of different styles including rock, jazz, funk, and more.
Tips for learning
This course is extensive! If you’re brand new to the blues, it will serve as your mentor for a long time to come. Make sure you give yourself time to properly digest each concept and apply it to your playing style. Intermediate players who are looking to brush up on their blues skills can feel free to jump around to more advanced lessons.
Meet your instructor
Seth Rosenbloom is a young lion of blues guitar. He’s an expert teacher and highly-regarded blues player who tours clubs across the US. Over the years, he has developed a unique approach to teaching blues guitar that ties generations of styles together into a modern and adaptable technique.
We’re excited to get you started on your blues journey. Let’s go!