Blues Guitar Toolkit

Lesson Plan Collection

  • Concept: Roman Numerals
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn how and why the Blues is more than just a genre.  The Blues is a musical ‘form’ and this lesson plan introduces what it is… exactly.

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  • Concept: Blues
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    This form modifies the 12 bar blues by going to the IV (4) chord on bar 2. It is one of the most common types of blues used in rock.

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  • Concept: Blues
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn about the 8-Bar Blues by playing along with the 5 scale patterns (using octave patterns to navigate to the right patterns on the fretboard).

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  • Concept: Blues
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    The 16 Bar Blues is much less common, but makes for a wide-open blues jammer’s dream 🙂

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  • Concept: Jamming
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn about playing the Blues in any key and consolidate what you’ve learned about the blues up to this point.

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  • Concept: Technique
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    This lesson plan explores one of the most familiar Blues elements – the traditional walk-down.

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  • Concept: Fingerpicking
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Fingerstyle lends itself to the texture and rhythm of the Blues.  This lesson plan introduces a 4-phase approach to playing your first blues finger-style rhythm.

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Learn more about this unique and essential Western musical style. We’ll get into the common forms and how to use rhythm, harmony and melody to play the Blues!

Timeframe

Give yourself *roughly* ~ 2-3 weeks to complete this entire skill (all included lesson plans). Each lesson plan displays an estimate to help you plan and prioritize your practice time efficiently.

Referenced Courses

Blues Progressions & Variations Primer
GT-EB-204
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