Fred continues his study of electric blues and rock guitar with a look at the ideas, styles and techniques that were forged in the 1960s and 1970s.
Lesson One: KING OF MODERN BLUES: B.B.KING, ALBERT KING, FREDDIE KING and T.BONE WALKER - By analyzing sample tunes, Fred teaches how to play electric single-string blues licks. You will learn several scale positions and how to improvise with them, how to do the “blues vibrato”, how to do fill-in licks, chords and turn arounds.
Lesson Two: MODERN ROCK: ENGLISH BLUES and HEAVY METAL - This lesson concentrates on the licks, scales and playing styles of Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Ted Nugent and Jimmy Page – guitarists whose playing directly derives from the blues masters. This lesson includes instruction in effects (distortion, vibrato bar, etc.), blues and sliding scales.
Lesson Three: JAZZY ELECTRIC BLUES - Our last lesson in the series illustrates how to jazz up the 12-bar blues progression, how to vary the blues scales with diminished scales á la Charlie Christian, how to apply blues scales to jazz tunes, how to “substitute scales” and the special techniques used by Wes Montgomery and George Benson.
Level 2/3 • 56 page tab/music book with three compact discs