Shades of Blues Tutorial
5 Jan 2022 | 6.42 GB
Most blues tunes share very similar chord progressions and so, if you’re stuck on using just pentatonic approaches when you solo — you’re greatly limiting your creative potential. On the other hand, if you know how to apply a variety of relatively simple — yet still sophisticated — harmonic, melodic and improvisational approaches to “color” your playing, you’ll unleash an unlimited resource for crafting engaging, fresh and distinctive solos that your audience will never tire of hearing.
In this masterclass from Jack Ruch, you’ll learn 10 of Jack’s favorite approaches for “coloring” your blues solos over basic blues changes, sophisticated changes and even across various styles such as slow blues shuffles, gospel inspired changes, funky New Orleans style grooves, jazz-blues tunes, latin flavored feels, sophisticated soul changes and lots more.
”For each approach, we’ll first dive deep into the harmonic information you need to know, and then we’ll work through a few versatile ways to create lines, licks, and embellishments that work well together in your solos. You’ll apply it all, over backing tracks, as you play your way through 10 soloing performance studies.
We’ll explore minor and major pentatonic crossover points, chord-tone-focused approaches, diminished and other alterations for functioning dominants, go-to substitutions, superimposed arpeggios, harmonic minor applications, lydian dominant colors and many other approaches that you’ll be able to put to work immediately.”
Every now and then someone tips us off to a blues artist that blows our mind from the very first note we hear them play. Jack Ruch is a perfect example. Jack hails from Nashville. His bio reads, “Husband, Dad, and guitar player in Nashville, TN. Available for Skype lessons.” A phone call later and we knew Jack had to come down and collaborate on a project with us.
We’re thrilled to welcome Jack to the family with his first TrueFire course, Shades of Blues! You will also likewise be thrilled when you play your way through his enlightening curriculum focused on “coloring” up your blues playing!
Jack will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson.
You can also loop or slow down the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are included to work with on your own as well.
Grab your guitar and lets “color” our blues solos with Jack Ruch!