Blues guitar is one of the most popular styles among guitar players, and the reason for that is that it is so expressive. Once you learn to play blues guitar, you’ll be equipped to play many other styles. You may not be aware of it, but many guitar players who are famous for rock, metal, country or other genres are also accomplished blues guitar players.
Blues Guitar Lessons
On this site you’ll find a number of free blues guitar lessons that will teach you various blues guitar techniques, however I really recommend entering your name and email on the form on this page, so that you can keep up to date with our blues guitar lesson of the week.
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If you enter your name and email, the very first lesson you’ll receive is all about the pentatonic minor scales… popularly called the blues guitar scales. It is a common misconception that the blues guitar scale is only for the blues; in fact, nearly every type of music uses the pentatonic scale quite a bit, as it is the simplest scale we have. Yet another reason why the blues is so fundamental! All the blues licks you’re going to learn come out of this scale, or slight variations of it.
Popular Types of Blues Guitar
There are many different styles of blues guitar playing, including (but not limited to!) the following:
- Open Tunings
Blues guitar could be a screaming guitar solo, or it could be extremely mellow and slow acoustic finger picking; the choice is yours to make of it what you will! At the end of the day though, to learn to play blues guitar everyone has to learn the same basic principles, and the best way is to get started right now with the form below!