Rockabilly Blues with Ian Argys

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Ian Argys

Learn the building blocks of the Rockabilly genre with Ian Argys.

9 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Join Ian Argys as he explores the core concepts of Rockabilly Blues, including: 12 Bar Blues, Pentatonic Scales and important chords.

Begin the Course
1

Series Introduction

Ian introduces his Rockabilly series.

2:22 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

2

The 12-Bar Blues

In this lesson, Ian introduces the 12-bar blues and includes a few variations on the form. Ian's simple straightforward approach will have you playing the blues in no time!

11:46 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

3

Major and Minor Triads

By the end of this lesson, Ian will have you playing over a fun, 12-bar blues form with major and minor triads.

38:01 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

4

7th Chords for Rockabilly

In this lesson, Ian shows open and movable 7th chord fingerings that are useful for playing nearly any song, rockabilly and otherwise.

14:39 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Pentatonic Scale Patterns: Part 1

In part one of his Pentatonic Scale Patterns lessons, Ian covers the first three (of five) patterns. Make sure you have these under your belt before moving on to the next lesson.

10:24 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

6

Pentatonic Scale Patterns: Part 2

Continuing on with pentatonic scale patterns, Ian teaches patterns 4 and 5 and then shows what happens with the scale patterns after that.

15:07 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

7

Pentatonic Scale Patterns: Part 3

In this lesson, Ian walks through how to shift and adjust the minor pentatonic scale patterns into major.

40:52 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

8

Moody Swing

This lesson brings together the triads, progressions, scales, hammer-on's and pull-off's covered so far in a familiar sounding blues form we'll call the "Moody Swing".

12:41 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

9

Charlie's Blues

In this lesson, Ian teaches a blues form in the style of Charlie Christian.

8:41 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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  • Denver, Colorado
  • Playing since 1990
  • 34 lessons at JamPlay
Guitarist Ian Argys has been sharing his love of music with students of all ages for more than ten years. A graduate of the acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz program, Ian now serves as a lecturer in guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell, Isaac Slade, Michael League, Bobby Shew and other notable musicians.

Guitarist Ian Argys has been sharing his love of music with students of all ages for more than ten years. A graduate of the acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz program, Ian now serves as a lecturer in guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell, Isaac Slade, Michael League, Bobby Shew and other notable musicians.
Reviews & Feedback 75/100 with 81 ratings
lgfbull

all of the above

gistrato

Excelent teacher! love it

robttuttle

Fantastic lesson - both the teaching and the content are excellent

daveedgeguitar

Fantastic! Just what I've been looking for! Rockabilly & Jazz!

greatatuin

Great teacher, easy to understand and moves at a good pace

martin1234

I like his approach to teaching good stuff!

Mlaststar

I would have marked all three choices if it would allow me to. I feel great after really hammering this lesson out. Ian had me all over the fretboard, and I am able to see the relationships, hear rather, in octaves and notes. As my profile s

Garry W

Not usually my normal style of music but I've been asked to learn a rockabilly type song so hoping this series will help me out and give me some ideas.

ailes

These five lessons should be a pre requisite for all students of guitar. I just found him after over a year of struggling with pentatonic. His approach is excellent as a foundation for understanding the basics. Thank you Ian.