Blues Jam Survival Guide – Essential G Blues Licks – Jeff Scheetz

Published on 25 February 2016
FULL COURSE, TAB, JAM TRACKS: More free guitar lessons: TrueFire on Facebook: One thing I constantly tell students is; Get out and play with other people! The best place to do this is the "Jam Night". The problem is that most players are either not confident enough with their playing, or just too nervous to get up and jam, or, if they do some jamming, they feel like they just don't have enough chops to really shine once they get on stage. So when TrueFire asked me about doing a course on mastering the jam night I was "all in"! This is a subject that I am sold on. Not only did I use all of my knowledge on the subject, but I also researched and talked with many, many hosts of jams, as well as the folks who get up and do the jamming to really get to the essence of what is the most sure path to jamming excellence. We called this the Blues Jam Survival Guide, because I really think this is all the information you need to be a confident jammer and successfully survive any jam night. Some of the things that I teach in this course: I break down 7 essential grooves you NEED to know at any jam night: Texas shuffle, Slow 12/8 blues, Rhumba blues, Boogie Woogie, Slow shuffle, minor blues, Funk blues. Not only do you get the basics of these grooves but you will also learn 45 different chord variations, embellishments and substitutions to spice them up. There are also 75 licks and riffs including 25 go to licks that will be great for any blues situation. Licks are covered from 7 different scales: Minor pentatonic, Dorian, Mixolydian, Major Pentatonic, Blues scale, Half Whole diminished, and the Harmonic minor. There is also an in depth look at Guide Tones to keep your playing fresh, and Bubble Parts that work over almost anything, and are great to know if you are unsure of a tune! There is some real "insider" stuff like what it means to start on the 5 chord, different rhythmic feels and controlling your sound from a place you might not think of. In addition to all of that, there are 8 different sections where we went to a blues club to a live jam and shot video of the band onstage! At the live jam I go over important concepts for each section and then you get to see the live band doing it the "wrong" way, and then the "right" way. This way YOU get to develop your ears and understand how it is supposed to sound. Then we sat down with these incredible players and seasoned jammers and got some great info on how to have a successful jam in 6 separate interview sections. There are over 115 "tips" on what you need to know to make your jam night experience the best it can be! Plus you get 43 jam tracks that you can use to hone your chops and practice all the stuff you are learning. Special thanks go to these players who performed at the jam night and offered pearls of wisdom to help speed up your jam learning curve. Steve "Red" Lasner, Wendy Rich , Tommy McCoy, Jody This is a course I feel will truly give you what you need to get up onstage and be the player that everyone likes to play with!

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