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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Lee Waite, Feb 14, 2020 at 2:29 PM.
I want to learn guitar but mostly the blues.
Any suggestions for online learning ?
You first have to feel depressed
I can send you directions to The Crossroads, about 40 miles from my house. I hear deals can be made there increasing one’s playing skills.
Thanks but I’m way up north in Canada,
I started enjoying Blues when I was 14 and now some 60 years later Blues music is still my main genre.
Keep playing dem Blues!”
I recently began taking electric guitar lessons, with an eye squarely on blues/gospel (like the electric Sister Rosetta Tharpe stuff). My instructor introduced me to basic 12-bar blues structure, but mostly he listened to the artists I listened to (Lightning Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, etc) and fed me bits of their music so that I could learn directly what they were playing.
I guess what I'm saying is that a good instructor -- someone who can pay attention to your interests and needs -- is invaluable. I am following this thread, however, in case there are any online leads!
Justin Guitar have a lot of YouTube lessons, including a few blues ones:
Truefire is not free, but they have a lot of blues lessons:
One of my favourite instructors at Trufire is Corey Congilio, but there are so many other great ones.
They also have personalized 1 on 1 lessons. Not cheap, but cheaper going to a teacher.
But if you are just beginning to learn, Id recommend a few lessons with a guitar teacher.
Check out JamPlay online - yearly subscription required, but at the price of about 3 lessons, well worth it. LOTs of blues to be found there.
I bought the JustinGuitar app for my ipad and I'm am following his teaching for now with the basics.
Listen to some Howlin Wolf , Muddy Waters and everyone with a last name of King then pick the song you want to learn youtube it and voila your on your way plus learn you some of them major, minor and blues pentatonic scales.