Chris Quinn workshop at The Willow Gallery in Oswestry

The Art of Blues Guitar Part 1 (Beginners)

Guitar Courses with Chris Quinn

The Art of Blues Guitar Part 1 (Beginners)

An 8 week course that opens the door to the art of playing acoustic blues. Learn the tricks to solo over the 12 bar blues progression in any key and how to lay down a solid blues rhythm to back up your voice or another musician. Learn how blues guitar masters like Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters approached the blues and what gave them their authentic sound.

This course is designed to give you a more in depth understanding of…

  • The pentatonic and blues scales
  • The art of improvisation
  • Understanding major, minor and 12 bar blues progressions
  • Great “stock” blues turnarounds, licks and solos
  • Learning to play by ear so you can easily fit into any jam session
  • Study and learn some of the all time classic blues tracks
  • How to build and play great sounding solos over pop and rock tracks

Each 90 minute weekly session is accompanied by music sheet handouts and online video tutorials and jam tracks to recap the important stuff in your own time. A basic knowledge of guitar chords is needed for this course and it’s suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Book early as places are limited.

Part 1 (Beginners)

8 Sessions in two 4 week blocks:

Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February
7pm – 8pm

Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March
7pm – 8pm

£85 for 8 sessions