Want to learn to play blues guitar …..Online?

Hi people, I need to learn to play the blues guitar and the thing being that its not as easy as it seems cause I cannot find a good teacher to make me learn this and the second thing being the cost of private lessons…. so I am looking for online classes. I have an acoustic guitar with strings made from other than nylon in standard tuning.

I have some basic knowledge and know to play a few chords. But what I need is a crash course or something for beginners to get on going. Please do drop in your ideas to help me. (Hail the great William Christopher Handy who wrote the first blues song “Memphis Blues”)

Thanks in advance!

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I use a free program called ScaleTrainer http://www.ecogneato.com/products/stge/stge_bv_product.html that samples my guitar through my computers sound card. It shows my whats right and wrong for a (scale/mode/key combination). This approach is a lot easier than using fret board flash cards, is better than tabs and it has many blues scales to choose from.

rollyn wrote:
Hi people, I need to learn to play the blues guitar and the thing being that its not as easy as it seems cause I cannot find a good teacher to make me learn this and the second thing being the cost of private lessons…. so I am looking for online classes. I have an acoustic guitar with strings made from other than nylon in standard tuning.

I have some basic knowledge and know to play a few chords. But what I need is a crash course or something for beginners to get on going. Please do drop in your ideas to help me. (Hail the great William Christopher Handy who wrote the first blues song “Memphis Blues”)

Thanks in advance!

Hi! I feel your pain. I had problems finding a good teacher in my area and my musical tastes range from celtic to heavy metal. Anyway, I got lucky and found Jamplay! When I started in February this year they had slightly over 4000 minutes of lessons in several genres including Rock/Blues/Metal/Blue Grass/Slack Key/Fingerstyle.... and the list keeps growing. Today I saw that they finally made it to 8,011 minutes of lessons! Woot! Recently they've made it known that they will begin filming a new Blues instructor and I can't wait.

Anyway they have a few free lessons to check out. And if you sign up use this super secret code for a discount.

Code: OLG

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Sylvia wrote:
Hi! I feel your pain. I had problems finding a good teacher in my area and my musical tastes range from celtic to heavy metal.

Teaching is a funny thing. My family's music store used to employ over 120 teachers. I got to know many of them. Interestingly, the best musician isn't always the best teacher. :wink:

Teaching is more about giving. Ergo, it's difficult to find someone who is genuinely interested in the progression of a student and one who will give wheat is needed. Giving, you might ask? How can this be? I'm paying for the lessons! Yeah, but this does not imply that one will be taught the subtle nuances that will identify one's playing with the toppers.

Don't be afraid to change teachers, if you're not getting what you believe you should. More specifically, one might find a great beginner's teacher and grow out of that approach. (Not all teachers can work with all students.) When one moves into areas such as improvisation, it might be wise to find someone who can move another along in that discipline.

Of course, the bottom line is: you have to do the work, simply put.

rollyn wrote:
Hi people, I need to learn to play the blues guitar

Perhaps, you should study with the three Kings (i.e. Albert, B.B., and Freddie)? More fully, pick up their music; get a feel for it; study it; learn to make it your own.

Yeah, it takes time/effort, however, anything worth acquiring does, as well. :)

guitfiddle wrote:
Sylvia wrote:
Hi! I feel your pain. I had problems finding a good teacher in my area and my musical tastes range from celtic to heavy metal.

Teaching is a funny thing. My family's music store used to employ over 120 teachers. I got to know many of them. Interestingly, the best musician isn't always the best teacher. :wink:

Teaching is more about giving. Ergo, it's difficult to find someone who is genuinely interested in the progression of a student and one who will give wheat is needed. Giving, you might ask? How can this be? I'm paying for the lessons! Yeah, but this does not imply that one will be taught the subtle nuances that will identify one's playing with the toppers.

Don't be afraid to change teachers, if you're not getting what you believe you should. More specifically, one might find a great beginner's teacher and grow out of that approach. (Not all teachers can work with all students.) When one moves into areas such as improvisation, it might be wise to find someone who can move another along in that discipline.

Of course, the bottom line is: you have to do the work, simply put.

Oh so true! The best teachers care about your progress and take pride in your doing so. For me however it was far more important for me to be able to find a teacher who could meld to my schedule since I don't always feel my best. (as of today I haven't left my home for 45 days.)

I think that is one of the reasons I like the online place so much. I can take lessons at 3:00 am if I want. I know of no teacher would allow me to do that locally. he he he

The best thing is this new blues instructor. with only 3 lesson so far...I'm already playing blues, transposing the key to another, and am having a great time!

yep... I love my lessons at Jamplay, and I am pay far less then if I had locally. For me it's the best option.

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