I've played many blues styles over the years and am constantly amazed how the humble 12 bar can produce so many variations of chord shapes and sounds. Each style has it's own unique twist to the way you might play the three chord trick of the blues progression.
In this course I'll be sharing with you some of the ways you can 'bust' into different blues styles and build a library of chords and patterns to use in your own blues playing. You will learn the essentials of blues chord playing through eight different styles ranging from traditional shuffles through to contemporary blues. All exercises are supported by chord diagrams, guitar tablature, and of course the all important video guides so you can see and hear how it's done.
The course is suitable for both electric and acoustic players and any player who wants to expand their chord knowledge.
Please download the PDF resource which contains all the exercises for this section
Ex. 1 - 17
- Students should have a good practical knowledge of basic chord playing.
- Read chord diagrams and guitar tab or music notation.
- You will need to download resources such as PDFs and ideally print these out.
- Use an acoustic or electric guitar
- In this course I'll be sharing with you some of the ways you can 'bust' into different blues styles and build a library of chords and patterns to use in your own blues playing.
- You will learn the essentials of blues chord playing using eight different styles. These include.....
- Shuffle Blues.
- R & B And Funky Blues.
- Delta And Country Blues.
- Ragtime Blues.
- Jazz Blues
- Contemporary Blues
Rick Payne is an established acoustic blues guitarist with many national and international tours to his credit. He has become especially well known for his authentic acoustic blues finger picking, in the many traditional styles of the blues including delta blues, piedmont, ragtime and slide and has recorded several albums of this kind.
Often compared with Ry Cooder, guitar maestro Rick Payne’s performances have taken him to prime time TV, to festivals and theatres throughout the UK and on tour to Europe, USA, India, Scandinavia and Greek Islands. He has provided music to a number of major TV productions, for programmes on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He has also featured on The Paul Jones and Mike Harding's show on BBC Radio 2.
Rick has recorded a number of CDs, including the noted Blue River Blues
Reviewers have described his sound as: heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, seriously brilliant, totally absorbing and spellbindingly evocative with raw and fiery vocals to match.
Rick's latest CD Radio City is now available as CD or download Courses and guitar workshop style sessions, teaching the art of Big Bill Broonzy, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Rev Garry Davis, Django, Ry Cooder and many more.
Rick has completed five courses for Udemy - these include:
Beyond The Delta Slide Guitar
Intros And Outros For Blues And Ragtime Guitar
Play Creative Chords
Blues In A Day
He is currently working on a new course for Udemy called