Stuart will cover the Blues genre in-depth in this exhaustive lesson series. Being a man of many musical backgrounds, Stuart will also offer advice on how to incorporate Blues playing and technique into other styles of music.
Stuart doesn't waste an ytime diving into blues as he starts his series off by demonstrating one of the most iconic and recognizable blues rhythm patterns, the "flat tire" shuffle.Length: 13:34 Difficulty: 1.5 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Rhythm in blues is essential, and Stuart provides some tips on how the foundation for blues rhythm can be built.Length: 11:44 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
In this lesson, Stuart demonstrates how to create complementary rhythms that accompany the rest of the band or layer in while a soloists takes over.Length: 11:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Stuart demonstrates how simple single note lines can really influence rhythm within blues music.Length: 17:24 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Stuart moves forward in his blues series by demonstrating the minor pentatonic scale. He explains how some major artists have influenced its use within blues music.Length: 17:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Even though they are less common than major keys, minor keys play a huge part in blues music. Stuart discusses and demonstrates minor blues concepts.Length: 13:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
This lesson provide tips on soloing over minor blues progressions. Stuart uses a backing track to help demonstrate some basic fundamentals to keep in mind while soloing.Length: 20:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Adding a "swing" to eighth note groupings is the subject of this lesson. Stuart demonstrates how this simple rhythmic technique gives blues music part of its signature feel.Length: 11:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Stuart utilizes the swing technique to help demonstrate how "uptown blues" has its own unique sound that stems from larger, urban east coast cities.Length: 15:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Stuart demonstrates what a ii-V change is and explains how it is such a widely used turnaround within blues music.Length: 16:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Stuart takes an in depth look at pentatonic scale theory and demonstrates many different ways it can be applied within blues music.Length: 34:05 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Stuart will demonstrate what a 2 bar phrase is and how it can be used within the blues genre.Length: 15:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Stuart will now demonstrate what bottleneck slide blues guitar is, some of his favorite artists, and the techniques on how to achieve that unique twang sound.Length: 7:24 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Stuart will now dive much deeper into the many different techniques that are needed to create a Bottleneck Slide Blues sound.Length: 14:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Stuart will continue his slide blues techniques by demonstrating how to find intervals within an open tuning.Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only