Slow Blues Supplement
Blueprint for Mastery - The Major and Minor Blues Scales
What Is The Blues?
It’s a good question… and hard to answer because there are a lot of ways you can look at it.
For one thing, there’s the lyrical side of the blues – the words and the emotions that come from a blues singer sharing that little piece of their soul…
If you ask 10 different people “what makes the blues… blues,” I’m sure you’ll get 10 different answers.
But that’s not what we’re here about…
We’re talking about how you can play the blues on your guitar in a completely masterful way.
Not like the guy who sits in once a week at open jam night and then puts the guitar in the corner…
Or the guy who picks up the guitar once in a while when he has a spare moment…
No, I’m talking about playing the blues like you live it every day… where your command of your guitar is so complete that you can choose the sounds you want to make and your fingers will just… take care of it for you.
And I’m not going to tell you this is easy and can be learned with some “trick” or “secret” in a half an hour.
You’ve probably heard or read that before, and my guess is that you’ve long since figured out that it doesn’t work that way.
The truth is that while the concept is simple, where you may have been let down in the past is in the execution.
After all, BB himself has said that “the blues is the easiest to learn and the hardest to master.”
So let’s go back to my question… what is the blues?
From a guitar standpoint… blues is the magical mixture of the major and the minor blues sounds together. Taken further, it’s the way you use a minor and major 3rd over an otherwise major or dominant 7th chord.
That statement may make perfect sense… heck you may even have some experience with playing major sounds over the I chord and minor sounds over the IV and V chord.
But do you have that approach mastered?
In my experience with students over the years, the answer is no.
And it’s the reason you “get lost once in a while,” or you “keep playing the same things over and over again” when you solo.
You might be stuck in a comfort zone and it can be pretty tough to get out of that.
You see, comfort zones go something like this:
Level 1 –
You have learned the minor pentatonic and/or blues scale and can play it over a blues progression.
Whether it’s one pattern or all 5, you’re still using the same group of notes over the whole progression.
This is the easiest approach, and still one of the most common. It works great, but usually leaves you wanting something more. You may find yourself here now, or possibly…
Level 2 –
Now you’ve learned how to use the pentatonic/blues scales as a major sound, and you may have even learned how to play the major blues sound all over the neck.
You may also know that the major sound works best over the I chord, and the minor sound works best over the IV and the V chord.
Going from Level 1 to Level 2 is a quantum leap that most people never complete. You may have even played around with this, and then either decided it was too hard, or realized that you didn’t have any structure to how you could control the whole neck with it.
And that’s a real problem because, in the end, this is what you want to be able to do. This sort of blues playing is what guys like BB King, Eric Clapton, SRV, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore… the list goes on and on and this is what makes them sound so great.
And what’s really cool is… once you get that all down, Level 3 is an easy transition…
Level 3 –
Now you are able to treat each chord as its own event. You can radically reconfigure the guitar neck in your mind instantly and see a completely new key as each chord passes by.
Now, you’re not just avoiding wrong notes, you’re hitting the absolute best possible note choices for each chord as they go by.
Now you are the “wow” guy at the jam sessions… you’re the guy being asked to join the band and you’re the guy able to evoke those amazing sounds from your guitar any time you want.
It’s an awesome feeling… and it’s a shame that most guitar players never get here.
Now before we move on, you should stop for a moment and really digest what you just read about the levels. Think about where you are… what “level” you find yourself on.
The Slow Blues Supplement is not like other guitar courses you’ve seen online… it’s densely packed with no fluff or filler to be found anywhere. It starts right off and gets to work.
I don’t believe in the “results by volume” approach. In other words, I’m not going to spend 5 DVDs telling you the same material that I could tell you in 30 minutes just to make it look bigger.
So I’ve squeezed all of the content into just 2 DVDs and 1 CD and a 100 page manual with all of the TAB examples and fretboard diagrams so you can see everything easily.
There is also now a digital delivery option if you want to get started right away without having to wait for the mailman.
But don’t let the size fool you for a minute… I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like the Slow Blues Supplement before. This is serious blues playing for serious guitar players.
And as with most everything I create, it’s backed by my 90 Day No-Hassle Guarantee:
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Get your copy of The Slow Blues Supplement and sit down with it. Give it a test drive and really put it to work for you. If you are not blown away by what you can achieve with this course any time within 90 days, just let me know and you can have a full and immediate refund, no questions asked.