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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
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an excellent review of simple blues elements
well taught - clear and easy to understand
Great cadence of effective learning!
John’s teaching style is great, he takes time to explain techniques which I thought was very helpful.
First steps
This was a great course to ensure that you understood the basic theory, combined a load of useful techniques, and a really saw progress for a beginner.
Best course
This course exceeded my expectations, so informative and fun to learn. John has a very calm and patient manner, explaining everything carefully with lots of hints and ways to practice. I am looking forward to the intermediate course after I master this one.
Clearly taught, easily achievable!
Demystifies the slow blues genre and leaves one feeling like they could jam with the pros. The walking bass, chord pops and slides are cool!
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

an excellent review of simple blues elements
well taught - clear and easy to understand
Great cadence of effective learning!
John’s teaching style is great, he takes time to explain techniques which I thought was very helpful.
First steps
This was a great course to ensure that you understood the basic theory, combined a load of useful techniques, and a really saw progress for a beginner.
Best course
This course exceeded my expectations, so informative and fun to learn. John has a very calm and patient manner, explaining everything carefully with lots of hints and ways to practice. I am looking forward to the intermediate course after I master this one.
Clearly taught, easily achievable!
Demystifies the slow blues genre and leaves one feeling like they could jam with the pros. The walking bass, chord pops and slides are cool!
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