Blues Guitar Lessons - Volume 2 - Slow Blues Essentials

Master the expressive, soulful art of slow blues guitar playing.

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Blues Guitar Lessons - Volume 2 - Slow Blues Essentials


In this series of lessons, taught by top UK session guitarist, Bobby Harrison, we’re going to be focusing on soloing over a slow blues.

You’ve probably heard this kind of playing if you’re familiar with songs such as "Red House","Texas Flood", "How Blue Can You Get", "Be Careful With A Fool", "The Sky Is Crying”, “Five Long Years”…the list goes on.

Slow blues is an extremely expressive form of blues, since it allows for a lot of freedom in terms of phrasing and dynamics.

Since the blues is an improvisational form of music, it’s harder to teach than some other styles. For generations, blues musicians have picked up licks and soloing ideas from other players, so feel free to use the ideas presented here in your own solos. Eventually, like the generations of blues guitarists before you, you’ll make them your own.

As Bobby mentioned in Blues Guitar Lessons - Volume 1, in order to play blues, you need to be able to hear blues and in order to hear it, you need to listen to a lot of it. The ingredients are pretty straight forward in terms of the scales and chords used, but there’s so much more to this form of music in terms of feel, taste, phrasing and expression.

Again, put together a play list of your favourite blues songs and listen to it as often as you can to really internalise the style.

What You Will Learn!

  • Learn how to solo authentically over a 12 bar slow blues groove.
  • Master many essential blues licks and techniques in the styles of B.B. King, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter.
  • Build your soloing and phrasing vocabulary.
  • Add feel to your solos, using a lyrical approach.
  • Learn a deeply expressive, slow blues solo and re-use the licks in your own playing.
  • Learn how to play rhythm guitar over a slow blues groove.
  • Play along with our downloadable backing track.

Who Should Attend!

  • Some prior experience of electric guitar is required i.e. at least a basic grasp of chords and scales. This course would suit the intermediate player, but would also be perfect for the advanced player looking to add blues to their skill set.
  • This course can be studied as a standalone subject, or the perfect accompaniment to FretHub’s “Blues Guitar Lessons - Volume 1 - Blues Shuffle Essentials”.



  • Blues Guitar
  • Guitar






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