About Nothin’ But the Blues: 101:
Blues is at the core of jazz, rock, country, bluegrass and a host of other musical styles, and without it any improvisation is going to sound tame. In this lesson, I will present four important points:
- Explain the value- and limitations- of blues scales and demonstrate the difference between major and minor blues scales.
- Stress the importance of simplicity and repetition in blues playing.
- Give you a selection of blues licks to work with.
- Show you how, by using a simple finger pattern, you can play blues improvisation with ease in absolutely any key. Sound too good to be true? This is the single most valuable thing I have ever discovered about improvisation! Numerous backing tracks, are provided so you can try everything over the same chords.
Watch Nothin’ But The Blues: 102 – an extension of this course.
Chris Haigh has played on over 100 albums, working with artists as diverse as Bob Geldof, Morcheeba, Alison Moyet, Najma Akhtar, Michael Ball, and Oumou Sangari. He has played at private parties for Paul McCartney, Sting and Elton John, has filled the Albert Hall with goth rockers All about Eve, and appeared at the Hammersmith Apollo with Riverdance. Read More About Chris→