SIMPLE BLUES IN E: Strum blues in the style of Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and John Lee Hooker. Simple chords and accompaniment, boogie bass lines, turnarounds and more are discussed.
Blues Accompaniment in ETuning the GuitarChords for the Key of EEarly Morning Blues (Slow Blues)Airport BluesBoogie Bass (for That's Alright and Airport Blues)Boogie Bass (for That's Alright)That's AlrightBoogie Bass (also used on Early Morning Blues)Early Morning Blues (more verses, with boogie bass lines)Boogie Bass for Twelve Bar BluesTwelve Bar BluesMoveable ChordsEarly Morning BluesEarly Morning Blues (additional verse)Notes for FillsAnother Turnaround Fill
SIMPLE BLUES IN G AND C: The ideas of the first lesson are expanded into the key of G and C. Techniques of Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake are presented.
Blues Accompaniment in C and GChords for the Key of CBasic Fingerpicking PatternsHesitation BluesPatterns with Alternating BassBass Runs (Repeat each 2-bar phrase over and over)TurnaroundCocaineEarly Morning BluesEarly Morning Blues (Key of C)Boogie Bass Lines (That's Alright pattern)That's Alright (Key of C)Twelve Bar Blues (Key of C)New Chords for the Key of GHesitation Blues (Key of G)Variations of the Basic Fingerpicking PatternWorried Blues (Key of G)"Nice Licks"Boogie Bass Lines (Key of G)Airport Blues (Key of G)Key of G TurnaroundI-IV-V Chord FamiliesTwelve Bar Blues (Key of G)New Bass Runs for Key of GCall Me A DogBanjo Rolls
PLAYING MELODY: Simple first position blues scales needed for soloing (both fingerpicking and flatpicking) in the keys of E, G and C. Discussion of lead breaks and choking strings.
Blues Soloing in E, C and GThe E Blues ScaleEarly Morning BluesAirport BluesG Major ScaleHesitation BluesWorried BluesTwelve Bar BluesC Major ScaleCocaineHesitation BluesEarly Morning BluesThat's AlrightCall Me A Dog (Key of C)Call Me A Dog (Key of G)