Playing the blues is a great way to lose the blues, and jamming with other people is one of the most fun things to do in life! Using blues classics like Stormy Monday, The Thrill is Gone, Keys To the Highway, Big Boss Man, Come Back Bay and Every Day I Have the Blues as examples, Fred teaches all the skills and info you need to jam with other blues players. This lesson covers accompaniment techniques for many different rhythm grooves (shuffle beat, straight 8ths, straight 4 and rock and funk beats) and soloing strategies (key-of-E licks, four moveable blues boxes and some chord-based licks). You'll also learn intros, turnarounds, the twelve-bar and eight-bar blues forms and more.
Fred has been jamming with other players and leading jam classes most of his life, and his practical tips are sure to give you all the tools you need to get out there and play the blues with other people. Along the way, you'll learn some blues history and hear stories about some of the great players. Plus, all the scales, blues boxes, licks, chord shapes and tunes in this lesson are written out in tab and music in an accompanying book in the form of a PDF file.
Titles include: Baby What Do You Want Me To Do, All The Love I Miss Loving, Stormy Monday, Big Boss Man, How Long Blues, Hesitation Blues, Stagerlee, As The Years Go Passing By, Corrine Corrina and Every Day I Have the Blues
88 minutes - Level 2/3 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD