Jeff Kollman Blows Up the Blues in this new series centered around learning different blues styles and the style of the blues greats that created them. In this series you'll learn different techniques used in blues playing and how they channel the sound and style of prolific blues players.
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In this blues series Jeff discusses the sounds of prolific blues players, provides tips to get outside typical blues playing and imparts his own brand of style to this classic american music style.Begin the Course
Been playing the standard 12 bar blues and looking to add some flare? Look no further than Jeff Kollman's series, "Blowing Up the Blues!" In this series, Jeff dissects the basic tenets of the blues and expands on them through use of genre bending and theoretical concepts.
A crucial component to blues playing is to be able to do so in time. To get started in your blues journey, Jeff discusses the importance of the metronome and also demonstrates how to swing your playing with it.
In lesson 3, Jeff discusses the 12 bar blues shuffle. He Gets to the heard of what this form of blues is and discusses the feeling necessary in the style.
Jeff discusses warm-ups and just being in the moment with your playing. He discusses riffs, licks and accents that you can achieve on a moments notice to help you break out of typical blues molds.
In this lesson Jeff discusses the minor pentatonic scale and demonstrates how to use it in six positions.
In lesson six, Jeff brings up the term "Phrase Imitation." He discusses how learning and imitating popular phrases can influence your own blues playing.
It's now time to take a look at the traditional minor scales. Jeff discusses guides tones that can help you maneuver within and out of this scale type.
Now that you're familiar with how the minor scale is functioning in a blues context, Jeff discusses it's differences and similarities to the Dorian scale.
In lesson 9, Jeff Kollman discusses how to to play differing rhythms over a blues shuffle.
You've discussed several different scales to use at this point in the series. In lesson 10, Jeff tackles the Mixolydian scale.
In this lesson Jeff discusses playing in a minor pentatonic sound, but slipping into the major 6th as a key modulation to major.
Lesson 12 is all about bringing dominant sounds to the pentatonic scale structure. By targeting the notes in dominant 7th chords, you really start to get outside of the traditional blues sound.
In lesson 13 Jeff discusses chords found within the pentatonic scales and how they can be utilized in the blues style.
Jeff Kollman plays over a minor blues and discusses his thought process to soloing over it.
Like the previous lesson, Jeff plays over a Jazz blues and discusses his thought process to soloing over it.
In lesson 16 Jeff plays over a Latin Blues loop and again discusses his thought process for soloing over it.
In lesson 17 Jeff discusses soloing within vertical boxes as well as horizontally across the neck of the guitar.
in lesson 18, Jeff takes some inspiration from Jimi Hendrix. Specifically he talks about the importance of rhythm to blues playing as well as the importance of phrasing.
Picking up from the previous lessons, Jeff discusses using different scales to solo over a major blues.
Commenting on his recent theme of the importance of rhythm playing, Jeff offers up a lesson based on a rock groove and simple three chord progression.
Jeff is continuing to take a look at the blues stylings of Jimi Hendrix and in this lesson discusses how he approached pentatonic soloing. He uses a track in the style of Voodoo Child as a vehicle to discuss these concepts.
Jeff breaks out the telecaster and gives you a quick lesson on hybrid picking and double stops. He discusses the technique and provides insight into it's use in the Blues.
In lesson 23 Jeff takes a look at a non-standard Am blues progression. Played in 6/8 time, Jeff discusses soloing and rhythm in the style.
In lesson 24 of his series, Jeff discusses "playing with the flesh." What he's really talking about is playing with the flats of your fingers and without use of picks. It's all about round moody tone on this one!
In lesson 25 Jeff talks about a song he wrote in the style of SRV that utilizes the "skank guitar" rhythm technique. This provides a noticeable percussive element backing up the basic rhythm.
In lesson 26, Jeff discusses the Lydian dominant scale and it's uses in the blues.
Kollman demonstrates playing outside over one chord while focusing on E and playing Lydian dominate.
Kollman demonstrates how to play half whole diminished and the funky blues
Jeff demonstrates the importance and technique of chromaticism and neighboring tones
Kollman demonstrates examples of Tritone Substitution in the Blues.
Kollman concludes on his series and explains how to put everything he has taught in practice.
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All 3 check boxes apply. This whole course is well organized into understandable chunks that build on each other, Jeff Kollman is so cool, and it is helping me to grow every day.
Good material with a simple explanation. Well-positioned for the intermediate player. Great first experience with Jam Play