Blues Guitar Styles 101
Learn how to play authentic blues guitar
About Blues Guitar Styles 101
Level: Lower Intermediate and above
What if you could learn and master the six different blues guitar styles in six weeks?
Are you curious about what you have to do so you can sound ‘authentic’ in each of the different blues styles? Can you imagine what it would be like to have the confidence to get up at a jam session secure in the knowledge that those Blues guitar licks will flow freely from your fingers? Blues Guitar Styles 101 finally teaches you the blues guitar skills you need AND gives you the personalized feedback you want.
Blues Guitar Styles 101 will take you from being stuck in a rut to playing in each of the six guitar styles with real confidence. How do we do this? With personalized feedback from an experienced ICMP teacher.
The Blues Guitar Styles 101 Online Course (a.k.a. how to play authentic blues guitar course), developed by Justin Sandercoe and ICMP ONLINE finally teaches you the techniques you need AND gives you the personalized feedback you want.
Once you have completed this step-by-step, interactive video instruction course, you too will know how to master the essential guitar styles including Chicago Blues, Texas Blues, West Coast Blues, Memphis Blues, Late Texas Blues and British Blues, bringing a whole new level of fun to your blues playing.
You’ll no longer feel unfulfilled, frustrated and blocked with your guitar playing. Playing the Blues will be part of your thing, because you’ll know how to create and structure blues guitar solos like the pros.
Imagine what it would be like to have the confidence to get up at a jam session secure in the knowledge that those Blues guitar licks flow freely from your fingers.
But how do you actually do it?
How do you make your playing sound authentic and the kind of thing you’d hear a Grammy-award winning artist perform onstage at a blues club or festival?
That’s exactly what you’re about to learn on this Experience course. ICMP teaches Blues Guitar as a craft, not just as a series of tricks and licks. It sounds like cliché, but it’s true.
That’s why “hot licks” alone just aren’t enough. Guitarists who are serious about learning the blues must know the language, history, technique and rhythms for all six essential blues styles if they want to have an authentic sound, and more times than not it means understanding the fundamentals.
So whether it’s:
- Chicago Blues
- Texas Blues
- West Coast Blues
- Memphis Blues
- Texas Boom, and even…
- British Blues
…getting that authentic blues sound is available to any guitarist. You just know how to “play blues” the right way.
This comprehensive course is a partnership between two leaders in music learning, Justin Sandercoe and ICMP ONLINE. The course author is Justin Sandercoe, a renown online guitar teacher whose video lessons have been watched over 58 million times. You will also be guided through your course with your own ICMP ONLINE blues guitar teacher in the weekly 121 lessons and group classes.
ICMP has been one of the world’s leading providers of contemporary music education for the past 30 years with over 1,000 part-time, degree and masters students studying at its London campus each year. Find out more about ICMP here.
Module 1: Texas Blues
- Lesson 1: What To Expect
- Lesson 2: Freddy King Licks
- Lesson 3: Lightnin Hopkins Licks
- Lesson 4: Freddy King Rhythms
- Lesson 5: Using A Looper
Module 2: Chicago Blues
- Lesson 1: Understanding Chicago Blues
- Lesson 2: Hubert Sumlin Licks
- Lesson 3: Muddy Waters Licks
- Lesson 4: Hubert Sumlin Rhythms
- Lesson 5: Muddy Waters Rhythms
- Lesson 6: Blues Curls
- Lesson 1: Intro to West Coast Blues
- Lesson 2: T Bone Walker Licks
- Lesson 3: Johnny Watson Licks
- Lesson 4: T Bone Walker Rhythms
- Lesson 5: Johnny Watson Rhythms
- Lesson 6: Blues Bending
Module 4: Memphis Blues
- Lesson 1: Getting Started With Memphis Blues
- Lesson 2: BB King Licks
- Lesson 3: Albert King Licks
- Lesson 4: BB King Blues Box
- Lesson 5: Extreme Bending
Module 5: British Blues
- Lesson 1: Intro to British Blues
- Lesson 2: Eric Clapton Licks
- Lesson 3: Peter Green Licks
- Lesson 4: Eric Clapton Rhythms
- Lesson 5: Peter Green Rhythms
- Lesson 6: Blues Vibrato
Module 6: Late Texas Blues
- Lesson 1: Intro to Late Texas Blues
- Lesson 2: Stevie Ray Vaughan Licks
- Lesson 3: Johnny Winter Licks
- Lesson 4: Stevie Ray Vaughan Rhythms
- Lesson 5: Johnny Winter Rhythms
- Lesson 6: String Muting
THE T-BONE WHIP
In this video Justin Sandercoe talks about the West Coast blues guitar style and the T-Bone whip!
PLAYING LIKE ALBERT KING
In this video Justin continues by exploring the playing of blues guitar legend Albert King.
HOW TO SPEAK BLUES GUITAR
How do you sound authentic in different blues guitar styles? In this video Justin talk about how to speak the blues.
Personalised 1-on-1 online instruction
1st October 2016 Enroll Now
- Private personalized 1-on-1 video lessons with an ICMP teacher.
- Personalized lesson plan
- 6 Week online course including HD videos and support materials
- Live online group workshops with your fellow students
- Student discussion forum
- Download all course materials
- Completion certificate
The Independent newspaper calls Justin Sandercoe “one of the most influential guitar teachers in history” and guitar legends such as Brian May and Steve Vai sing his praises. Before teaching millions of guitar players online, Justin taught in the flesh at the ICMP campus in London and has written for Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar magazines.
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