This video will show you a really fun and simple blues riff that you can do with your right hand. You can use this riff between phrases in your songs to give them more of an authentic bluesy feel.
This video teaches you this pattern in three chords so that you can use it with the 12-bar blues. You can use this pattern in blues songs, swing, country and even some pop songs.
This video teaches you a beautiful chord voicing (arrangement of notes in a chord) that uses both hands.
I’ve never visited New Orleans before, but I have to admit, I’ve had somewhat of a negative image. You know, Bourbon Street, drinking, dangerous, raunchy. I’m very happy to say that during me and my family’s visit last week, we experienced very little if any of that.
In the last blues lesson (12-bar blues), you learned how to play the 12-bar blues in the key of F, using simplified 2-note chords. You also learned easy right-hand patterns using three of the six tones in the blues scale ( F, Eb and Ab). It’s time to take it to the next step and learn to improvise with the 12-bar blues.
If you want to play jazz, you need to know the 12-bar blues! It’s how many musicians actually improvise when it comes to blues as well.
What do “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Blue Moon” have in common? They all use the same chord progression! Watch as Debbie plays 12 different songs using the same chord progression
So, here I am driving my car on Cambridge Street like I do 3 times a day in my town. My radio is on and I am listening to a top 40 station outside of Boston when a song comes on that I have never heard. The man’s voice astounds me and I am transported in another way entirely. It’s such a beautiful ballad and I need to find out who is singing it.