Exploring the Blues 8.75: Digging Into the Blues
Instructor: Terry Hoffman
Date: Mondays, April 29th - June 10th (no class May 20)
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $125, early bird discount is available*
In this term we will learn 3 terrific tunes chosen to help develop blues phrasing based on simple scales and rhythms. We’ll work on chord inversions, bass runs, time-feel and ear training, using easy exercises that are challenging and fun.
Each class includes a dedicated soloing component, where we will work on scales, licks, phrasing, and lots of jamming – all in search of the best notes!
As always, I’ll include:
- a teaching video that demonstrates various techniques at basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels
- a play-along mp3 track
- an instructional chart
- extension material for advanced students
Note reading isn’t a requirement and material is suitable for intermediate and advanced players (intermediate means being able to play smoothly through three-chord progressions, i.e. C-F-G, E-A-B, G-C-D, etc). Mandolin players are welcome!
You can view a video sampler of the tunes and techniques we covered in the 2017 – 2018 terms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0QEAX1zkZ0
* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Thursday, April 18Check For Space In this Course!
Terry Hoffman has been teaching guitar for more than 30 years, with special focus on blues, folk, finger style, and swing. He plays in the Thursday Jazz Trio.