Improvising a blues solo over a rocking 12-bar chord sequence is just about as much fun as you can have with an electric guitar – and in this 12-week course you are going to learn how to do just that!
In this Electric Guitar Blues Improvisation Course, led by the brilliant Chris Hopgood, you will be ‘Getting To Grips With The Blues.’
The course will start at the beginning: by learning the first two blues scales – which can then be used to learn all the basic techniques used in blues improvisation.
By the end of the course you will be able to improvise over a 12/bar blues sequence in any key and take with you the knowledge that will allow you to do this over the whole fretboard.
Each week you will be given a practice schedule that will cover four 35-minute practices, technical exercises, practice pieces and, of course, some improvisation!
Getting to Grips with the Blues:
An Electric Guitar Blues Improvisation Course
1.30pm – 3pm
starting Wednesday 8th September
at Coda Music Centre
£135 for a 12-week course
Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at beginners, those already able to strum through some chords – or those who might already know how to play an E Blues Scale, but haven’t progressed past playing it up and down as an exercise.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then this course is for you!
What to expect
Over the twelve weeks, you’ll start by learning the first position of the E Blues scale, then move on to learn the second position and look at a variety of techniques used in blues improvisation.
You will also take a more detailed look at the technique of some well known players and, throughout, will be improvising over standard blues progressions.
By the end of the course, you should have all five positions of the blues scale under your belt, covering the whole fretboard of your guitar and be able to improvise in a key.
For more details of the course and a full week-by-week breakdown, visit the course page click here
The course is limited to a maximum of 10 participants and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so be quick!
Your place will only be confirmed once you have paid.
To reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01425 276161
We look forward to helping you get to grips with the Blues!