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Instructor
John Proulx
Course
Beginner
01:42:39

In this course, we’ll learn how to play a traditional minor blues.

We’ll master the chord progression, triads & 7th chords, shell voicings, an original melody, accompaniment patterns, and a variety of essential solo techniques.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the traditional minor blues chord progression
  • Master triads & 7th chords
  • Discover different melodies to use on this progression
  • Practice various accompaniment patterns
  • Review various soloing techniques and scales for improv
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Basslines
  • Chords
Featured Reviews

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This has great foundation for you!
John is a great teacher and fun to have coaching you! His enthusiasm for improvisation is a wonderful encouragement! The opportunity to learn motivates me!
Loved it!!!
A very good introduction to the blues and very well explained👍
Fundamental Fun 🤩
I found this lesson the very roots of learning to play minor blues in the traditional style. For the beginner, there’s a lot of work involved, but it’s achievable and a lot of fun.
excellent
A very good introduction to learning minor blues. I also liked the continuous structure and the care taken in the design. I was able to learn a lot of important things from it.
Trad Minor Blues level 1
I got so much from this course - much more than i was expecting. Thank you so much John, I love your gentle teaching style and the way you calmly take us through the lessons. Really helps me to not get overwhelmed. I really appreciate that you count the beats in numbers; that you threw in some extra stuff (major blues numbers which I did not know and so tried them out). The way the lessons came together was very fulfilling so that I felt that I had achieved something. For the first time I wrote down my ‘improvised’ 12 bars which I learnt a lot from (harder than I was expecting). Again thank you, so worth the effort. Xo
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

This has great foundation for you!
John is a great teacher and fun to have coaching you! His enthusiasm for improvisation is a wonderful encouragement! The opportunity to learn motivates me!
Loved it!!!
A very good introduction to the blues and very well explained👍
Fundamental Fun 🤩
I found this lesson the very roots of learning to play minor blues in the traditional style. For the beginner, there’s a lot of work involved, but it’s achievable and a lot of fun.
excellent
A very good introduction to learning minor blues. I also liked the continuous structure and the care taken in the design. I was able to learn a lot of important things from it.
Trad Minor Blues level 1
I got so much from this course - much more than i was expecting. Thank you so much John, I love your gentle teaching style and the way you calmly take us through the lessons. Really helps me to not get overwhelmed. I really appreciate that you count the beats in numbers; that you threw in some extra stuff (major blues numbers which I did not know and so tried them out). The way the lessons came together was very fulfilling so that I felt that I had achieved something. For the first time I wrote down my ‘improvised’ 12 bars which I learnt a lot from (harder than I was expecting). Again thank you, so worth the effort. Xo
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