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Starting from ground zero, Fred Sokolow teaches you to accompany yourself singing the blues. You will be taught how to play melodies and solo in a blues in several keys, up and down the neck. This series will help build the foundation for your understanding of blues guitar techniques and styles for both acoustic and electric guitar.

Lesson One: SIMPLE BLUES IN E: Strum blues in the style of Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and John Lee Hooker. Simple chords and accompaniment, boogie bass lines, turnarounds and more are discussed.

Lesson Two: SIMPLE BLUES IN G AND C: The ideas of the first lesson are expanded into the key of G and C. Techniques of Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake are presented.

Lesson Three: PLAYING MELODY: Simple first position blues scales needed for soloing (both fingerpicking and flatpicking) in the keys of E, G and C. Discussion of lead breaks and choking strings.



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