Blues Guitar Course – The Rock House Method
Jul 02 2014
Designed by a renowned instructor John McCarthy to develop a solid foundation for playing blues guitar. The House of Blues and producers of The Rock House Method join together to bring you this unique and comprehensive blues guitar course! With this course designed by world renowned instructor/guitarist John McCarthy you will develop a solid foundation for playing blues guitar by learning essential blues chords and scales, the BB Box, lead techniques used by greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and B.B. King, string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs and complete blues rhythms including the 12 bar blues.
The second part of the course encourages you to cultivate your own style by emphasizing the techniques and components needed to develop creativity. You’ll learn full form blues chords and scales, triplet lead patterns, the shuffle feel and swing effect, challenging blues riffs and turnarounds and much more.
The “Blues Guitar Course” comes with a full-size booklet, the Level 1 DVD, the Level 2 DVD, and two backing track CDs (so you can learn by playing along with drums and bass).
Level 1 DVD: Tuning; chords for blues progression in the key of A (both open chord and barre chord versions); fingering patterns for pentatonic scale in the key of A minor (teaches the 5 basic patterns which can be moved up and down the fretboard for any key); picking; techniques such as bending, hammer on, pull off, slides, and vibrato; blues lead; 12 bar blues progression; example blues riff.
Level 2 DVD: Blues in the keys of E and C, pentatonic scales in the keys of E and C, advanced bending techniques, jazz chords, jazz-blues fusion, lead techniques, advanced blues rifts, combining major and minor scales, sixteenth note lead patterns, circle of fourths.
This is a great course. Highly recommended. Also consider supplementing this course with the booklet “Blues You Can Use” by John Ganapes. For considerably more money, try “Learn & Master Blues Guitar” (by the same folks who make the great “Learn & Master Guitar” course).
While this DVD is a stand-alone course, it is probably best to have finished another beginner course before taking this blues course (such as the Rock House DVD or Fender’s “Getting Started on Electric Guitar”).
- Reading a Chord Chart
- Open Blues Chords
- Rhythm Notation
- Triplet Lead Pattern
- Lead Techniques
- Blues Riffs That Will Make Yo Mama Scream
- The B.B. Box
- Full Blues Leads
- Shuffle Blues Rhythm
- Barre Chords
- Rockin’ The Blues
- The Jazz Blues Fuze
- And More!
Running time: 2 hours
Video: MPEG-4 Visual, 640×480, 30 fps
Audio: AAC LC, 48.0 KHz 16 bit 2ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Mp3
Size: 3.11 Gb