The Acoustic Blues Rock Essentials series is a 6- lesson video series covering the fundamentals needed to learn the 12-Bar Blues. This series begins with an overview of the basic 12- bar blues chord progression and teaches how to count and feel a blues shuffle rhythm. The series then moves on to finger style techniques and blues licks and then ties it together with the connective tissue between the chords. The last two lessons of the series cover blues turn-arounds and improvising over the blues.
Our instructor, Jimmy Dillon, is one of rock’s top session and stage musicians. Jimmy has played with Bob Dylan, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddie Guy, Bonnie Raitt and yours truly, Chuck Leavell. Jimmy is currently working on a project with Carlos Santana. Jimmy is a passionate guitar teacher and students say they can learn in an afternoon what it would normally take years to master.
Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate