In this blues guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play an 8 bar blues in a 1, 5, 4 chord progression (key of A). We’ll cover the first half of the solo in this video, however, you’ll be able to view the Part 2 video as well as the rhythm video at ActiveMelody.com – just look for EP12.
To view the Part 2 video, the rhythm video, and to download the tab and the MP3 jam tracks (2 tempos), visithttps://www.activemelody.com/lesson/k…
Blues is a musical genre known as the folklore of African-American musicians. Its origins are associated with the southern states of the USA, that is the region conventionally called the “deep south”. The very name of the genre (sadness, despair) is related to its nostalgic form, also in the textual layer. Blues pieces touch male-female relationships as well as feelings and emotions (love, loneliness, faithfulness, jealousy). However, blues performers often sing about freedom, work and travel. The songs also feature social criticism relating mainly to racial inequality and political issues.
Many artists are inspired by blues music and combine it with other styles. In this way, such musical mergers as punk blues, soul blues or blues rock. The popularity of this genre in the USA has led to the emergence of regional varieties, such as Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas and Detroit blues. There are also factions characteristic of other countries – British blues and African blues.