For guitar players who want to learn how to solo over blues changes. We will take a basic 12 bar blues as our background format and use ideas based on scales and riffs to learn the art of soloing. This will be a lot of fun for those folks who have a little background in playing blues rhythms, but want to create lead lines that are rippin! Whether you know the pentatonic scale or not, Pete will show the class how to break it down into small chunks: play short phrases (licks), and work towards a “call” and “response” in your solo playing.
Pete Madsen bio:
In addition to performing, Pete is a well-respected guitar teacher and writes regularly for Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He has written eight books of guitar instruction, including A Guide to Acoustic Blues Guitar, A Guide to Bottleneck Slide Guitar, Improvisation and Variations for Fingerstyle Blues Guitar, The CAGED System for Guitar, and Play the Blues Like.… He can be seen at his very popular classes in Berkeley at the Freight & Salvage most Wednesday and Thursday nights teaching everything from blues jamming to fingerstyle guitar and bottleneck slide.