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Blues Guitar 1

  • 8 and 12 bar Blues forms
  • Chord forms used in major and minor Blues
  • Popular Blues rhythms and patterns

Blues Guitar 2

  • Variations and alternate Blues forms, minor Blues forms, and popular Blues rhythms
  • Chord inversions used in major and minor blues progressions
  • Major and minor Blues scales

Register for Session 1 - June 5 - 9, 2017
Instructor: Jimmy Burns
Guest Appearances: Tom Holland, Eddie Taylor, Jr.

Blues Guitar 3

  • Major and minor Blues scales
  • Articulations/bends, slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs
  • Tone and its relationship to playing technique, the instrument, and the amplifier
  • Motif development and what makes a distinctive melody

Register for Session 1 - June 5 - 9, 2017
Instructor: Billy Flynn
Guest Appearances: John Primer, Rick Kreher

Blues Bass 1

  • The Blues scale and bass lines
  • 8-bar and 12-bar Blues forms
  • Time keeping: the essence of making music
  • Holding down the bottom with the bass: creating a solid foundation

Register for Session 1 - June 5 - 9, 2017
Instructor: Mike Funktastic Zabrin
Guest Appearances: Bob Stroger, Melvin Smith

Blues Harp 1

  • The Blues scale
  • Note bending
  • Basic Blues chords, licks, and solos
  • Tone and its relationship to playing technique, the instrument, and the amplifier


All Classes:

  • All classes teach performance tips and tricks
  • All classes teach how to play with others – jam session protocols and generally accepted best practices
  • All classes teach 12+ classic Chicago blues songs