Imagine going to your local blues jam, and getting called up with some of the really good players – you know, the ones everyone wants to play with, but are also a little scared to play with…
You muster every last ounce of confidence you have to get up, only to have it skewered as the leader calls out a tune you’ve never heard of!
But what if, instead of a trainwreck waiting to happen… you asked the leader for the form and the key and how he wants to start it?
When he says, “No sweat, it’s a 12 bar quick change shuffle in C and we’ll take it from the five. Watch for the breaks after the first solo and we’ll end with a standard half step ending,” you realize that everything is going to be just fine because you know EXACTLY what to play and how!
I know, it used to sound crazy to me too. But I’ve learned and played hundreds of blues songs in my life, with my band and dozens of others… and it really can work that way.
At least, it can work that way if you know the pieces and how to put them together.
Or, imagine being in your car hearing a new blues tune on the radio (or even and old favorite) and realizing that you could pick up your guitar right now and play along because you recognize the 8 bar form that’s being used and you know how it goes…
And then, when the song goes to a bridge, you know what the chords are going to be before they even happen simply because you know how that bridge is probably going to go.
So, like I said, there’s a lot more to my How To Build Blues Songs course than meets the eye…
In fact, here are some of the things you’ll be getting: