Blues guitar scales and licks

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Blues guitar scales and licks

Learn blues guitar

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon Blues Guitar

Lectures -72

Resources -1

Duration -1 hours


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Course Description

Designed to help guitarists expand their knowledge of the blues by learning to talk the blues. This course covers the five positions of the blues pentatonic scales, and looks at the underlying modal scales. The first five modules look at those scale shapes and the associated modal scales. The licks are taken out of those scale shapes. The final three modules take a look at a complete performance over a 12 bar sequence. That performance is the broken down lick by lick and presented as individual lectures.

It has been designed to help you learn in the way that suits you best. The modular design of each video lecture allows you to take any lick from any module, learn it and apply it straight away. Alternatively you can go through the course in the sequence offered. The choice is yours.

The lectures are short, with simple demonstrations of the lick played at normal pace, followed by a slide showing the notes used when I played the lick. Finally the lick is repeated in slow motion so you can see how it was played.

For the price of a single guitar lesson, you get access to over sixty ideas that will stretch your playing to another level. You also get the course resource book which covers all the scale positions used throughout the lectures.

If this is what you are looking for, grab this opportunity today.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Develop a greater understanding of blues lead guitar
  • Generate a practical and usable series of ideas that can be used from minute one.
  • Take those ideas and use them in a real blues setting.
  • Above all,  learn to speak the blues through the guitar


What are the prerequisites for this course?

Blues guitar scales and licks


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Blues course introduction 00:57 00:57
Blues Pentatonic scale one
8 Lectures
Blues Pentatonic Scale 2
11 Lectures
Blues Pentatonic Scale 3
9 Lectures
Blues Pentatonic Scale 4
9 Lectures
Blues Pentatonic Scale 5
10 Lectures
Soloing over an uptempo blues 12 bar sequence
7 Lectures
Soloing over a slow blues 12 bar sequence
8 Lectures
Soloing over a fast blues 12 bar sequence
8 Lectures
Course Conclusion
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

Mark Reed

Mark Reed

Mark Reed is an award winning musician, composer, publisher, author. Who through his own efforts has composed written and published 12 albums of music covering many musical styles and flavours. At the time of writing he is busy working on three new album concepts which incorporate blues jazz and ambient tunes.

He has published many articles on music and is the author of two music theory books available via Amazon.

As a musician he has worked in live music for nearly 30 years playing bands duo's and as a solo performer.      

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