How to Play Blues on Guitar

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Lecture 1
How To Play Blues On Guitar
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How To Play Blues On Guitar
This is the first video in the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. Learning how to play the blues well is a very valuable skill to have as a guitarist. This is because the blues can be applied to so many different styles of music.

The goal of this series is to give you a solid foundation in the things you need to know to get started playing rhythm blues guitar and lead blues guitar. This first video will get you started and the remaining lessons will cover topics like: the standard 12-bar blues progression, dominant 7th chords, blues riffs, the blues scale, how to choose your notes in the blues scale, turnaround blues licks, and how to interject blues licks into your blues riffs.

You can find the blues guitar playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...
Lecture 2
The 12 Bar Blues Progression
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The 12 Bar Blues Progression
Welcome to the second video in the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to go over the standard 12-bar blues progression. This is the foundation for all of the following lessons in this series and it’s the starting point for playing the blues with other musicians.

In the next lesson you'll learn about dominant 7th chords and how you can apply them to the standard 12-bar blues progression. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 3
Dominant 7th Blues Chords
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Dominant 7th Blues Chords
This is the third video in the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to learn some dominant 7th chord shapes and how to apply them to the standard 12-bar blues progression. Dominant 7th chords can really give your playing a more bluesy sound.

In the next lesson we’re going to take a look at blues rhythm guitar form a little different angle by learning a simple blues rhythm guitar riff. Work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 4
The Basic 12 Bar Blues Riff
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The Basic 12 Bar Blues Riff
Welcome to video four of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to go over a simple blues rhythm guitar riff. Learning blues riffs like this is a nice way to dress up your rhythm blues guitar playing and make it a little more interesting.

In the next lesson you'll learn an intermediate blues rhythm guitar riff based off of the one that you’ll learn in this lesson. Make sure you have this rhythm guitar riff down before moving on.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 5
Intermediate 12 Bar Blues Riff
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Intermediate 12 Bar Blues Riff
This is the fifth video in the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to take the basic 12-bar blues riff that you learned in the last lesson and dress it up a bit. This is a perfect example of how a little bit of creativity can take your blues rhythm riffs to the next level.

In the next lesson we’re going to shift our focus form blues rhythm guitar to blues lead guitar. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 6
The Blues Guitar Scale Shape
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The Blues Guitar Scale Shape
Welcome to video six of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to shift our focus to blues lead guitar by learning a shape for the blues scale. Leaning the blues scale is great because you can jump right in and solo over a jam track or jam with you friends.

In the next lesson we’re going to talk about how the blues scale is actually made. There is some theory involved here but don’t worry, we will make it easy for you. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 7
How The Blues Scale Is Made
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How The Blues Scale Is Made
Welcome to video seven of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to dig into how the blues scale is actually made. There is going to be some theory involved in this lesson but we will make this as easy and clear as possible for you.

In the next lesson you’re going learn how to start choosing your notes in the blues scale instead of just randomly playing through the blues scale. Work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...
Lecture 8
How To Choose Blues Notes
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How To Choose Blues Notes
Welcome to the eighth video in the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson you are going to start learning how to choose the notes that you play in the blues scale to fit over the chords in the 12-bar blues progression. This will make you really sound like you know what you are doing instead of just randomly playing through the blues scale shape.

In the next lesson we’re going to talk about how to start developing your blues phrasing and self-expression. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 9
Blues Phrasing And Expression
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Blues Phrasing And Expression
Welcome to video nine of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to talk about how to start developing phrasing and self-expression for your blues solos. We will cover phrasing, bending, sliding, and vibrato.

In the next lesson we’re going to talk about blues turnaround licks. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 10
Turnaround Blues Guitar Licks
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Turnaround Blues Guitar Licks
Welcome to video ten of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to talk about blues turnaround licks. I’m going to show you exactly what they are, and then you are going to learn a few blues turnaround licks for yourself.

In the next lesson you’re going to apply everything you’ve learned so far to interjecting some blues lead licks into the intermediate rhythm blues riff that we back in lesson five. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 11
Add Licks To The Blues Riff
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Add Licks To The Blues Riff
Welcome to video eleven of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we are going to put everything you’ve learned together to interject some lead blues licks into the intermediate blues riff that you learned back in lesson five. This is a very valuable skill to have.

In the next lesson we’re going to talk about the next steps you need to take as a blues guitarist. So work through this lesson and then continue on with the Blues Guitar Quick-Start series to learn more.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1Aii7Q3aMgP...

You can get the jam-track for this lesson here:

- http://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/blues-guitar-qui...
Lecture 12
Next Steps For Blues Guitar
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Next Steps For Blues Guitar
Congratulations! You've made it to the end of the Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this twelfth and final video you'll get some advice about the next steps you need to take in your blues guitar journey. You may want to take a second or third pass through these lessons or, if you are ready to move on to something new, visit the GuitarLessons.com website to find a new series.

Thank you for going through this series with me. Please share it with a friend or family member that might be interested in learning how to play blues guitar.

You can find all of the blues guitar lessons here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiyMO_9U8g1BZmURyVO49...