Stuart will demonstrate his own unique style of Blues guitar. He will talk about the genre and demonstrate why this unique style is a staple of American 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
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 Members 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 Members Only
Stuart demonstrates how simple single note lines can really influence rhythm within blues music.Length: 17:24 Difficulty: 2.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Stuart will continue his slide blues techniques by demonstrating how to find intervals within an open tuning.Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Stuart Ziff
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A veteran guitarist fluent in, Blues, R&B, Funk, Rock, Reggae and everything in between. As a Studio Musician playing guitar on numerous commercials, demos for singer songwriters and records
. A career as a songwriter that began with Warner Bros recording artist David Ball’s first Nashville CD in 1994 “ Thinking Problem .“ Stuart was co writer on the hit song “ Thinking Problem.” Also playing on the record supplying acoustic and electric guitar. Since 2000, He’s been living in Los Angles. Presently the Guitarist for the band WAR, touring and recording with them. As a songwriter for Film & TV: “ National Lampoons Cattle Call ,“ Americas Funniest Home Videos and Bad Girls. Songs on recordings by Eric Burden, Johnny Adams, Gary Hoey and Theresa James. Since 2005, a member of the faculty at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood.
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Jessica kindly introduces herself, her background, and her approach to this series.Free LessonSeries Details
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