Brushing Up The Blues - Course Outline

Welcome to this online guitar course 'Brushing up The Blues'. In this guitar course we will take an in depth look at 'how to comp in a range of different musical styles of the blues'. The module is divided into 14 different lessons lessons. Whilst every person is different the estimate number of time that this course will take you is between 12 and 16 weeks.

The Learning Outcomes

All guitarists/learners will have developed a deeper and wider understanding of rhythm guitar in the specific different styles of blues music and be able to perform the examples through with support from the lesson resources.

Most guitarists/learners will be able perform blues rhythm guitar parts in a wide variety of different styles from memory and with confidence. 

Some guitarists/learners will be able to perform blues rhythm guitar stylistically with flair demonstrating the ability to improvise their own comping ideas within the conventions of each different style of blues music. For example you would be able to improvise a walking bass line in a Jazz blues and then be able to 'comp' stylistically within a slow blues style. 


Course Outline

Please find below a list to each lesson. This course is available to subscribers only. Once you have subscribed to my website you will be able to access the lesson content by simply clicking the title of the lesson that you are working on from the list below:

  • Lesson 1 - Course Introduction and The Slow Blues - (Lesson available 23/05/2020)
  • Lesson 2 - Muddy Blue Waters of Chicago (Lesson available 30/05/2020
  • Lesson 3 - Red House Blues (05.06.2020) 
  • Lesson 4 - Great British Blues of The 60's (12.06.2020)
  • Lesson 5 - Reggae Blues (19.06.2020)
  • Lesson 6 - Jazz Blues (26.06.2020
  • Lesson 7 - Bossa-Nova Blues (04.07.2020)
  • Lesson 8 - The Three Kings of Blues (11.07.2020)
  • Lesson 9 - I Feel Good Playing Soul and Funk Blues (18.07.2020)
  • Lesson 10 - Stevie's Texas BBQ Blues (25.07.2020)
  • Lesson 11 - Modern Rock and Pop Blues (01.08.2020) 
  • Lesson 12 - Texas Shuffle Blues (08.08.2020)
  • Lesson 13 - It Don't Mean A Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing Blues (15.08.2020)
  • Lesson 14 - Rock and Roll Blues and Going forward (22.08.2020)
  • Moveable Chord Shape Diagrams