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Buddy Guy – Teachin' The Blues

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  • Introduction 7:14

    Introduction

    In this first video, Buddy Guy welcomes you to the course.

  • John Lee Hooker Style (exercise 1) 2:42

    John Lee Hooker Style (exercise 1)

    Buddy shows some examples in the style of John Lee Hooker.

  • Blues in E (exercises 2-3) 4:32

    Blues in E (exercises 2-3)

    See some example of the blues in the key of E.

  • Blues in A (execises 4-6) 4:34

    Blues in A (execises 4-6)

    Now, Buddy shows the blues played in the key of A.

  • Jimmy Reed Style (exercise 7) 3:10

    Jimmy Reed Style (exercise 7)

    In this video, Buddy shows some examples in the style of Jimmy Reed.

  • T-Bone Walker Style (exercise 8) 2:10

    T-Bone Walker Style (exercise 8)

    See some examples of a T-Bone Walker style of playing.

  • Classic Riffs, Chords and Rhythms (exercises 9-20) 18:30

    Classic Riffs, Chords and Rhythms (exercises 9-20)

    Buddy shows some classic riffs and discusses chords and rhythms.

  • Piano Boogie (exercise 21) 2:44

    Piano Boogie (exercise 21)

    In this video, Buddy shows of a piano boogie.

  • Turnaround (exercise 22) 3:24

    Turnaround (exercise 22)

    See Buddy give an example of how to play a turnaround.

  • Muddy Waters Riff (exercise 23) 4:01

    Muddy Waters Riff (exercise 23)

    See how Buddy plays a Muddy Waters riff.

  • Picking Technique 2:20

    Picking Technique

    Buddy shares his technique for picking.

  • Guitar Slim Riffs (exercise 24) 4:02

    Guitar Slim Riffs (exercise 24)

    In this video, Buddy shares some riffs in a Guitar Slim style of playing.

  • Performances 3:42

    Performances

    Watch some performances by Buddy.

  • Drop D Tuning 1:25

    Drop D Tuning

    In this video, Buddy discusses how he plays with a tuning in Drop D.

  • Lightnin' Hopkins Style (exercises 25-26) 3:11

    Lightnin' Hopkins Style (exercises 25-26)

    See some examples of a Lightnin' Hopkins style of playing.

  • Final Performance 3:34

    Final Performance

    See one last performance by Buddy.

Product Overview


In this video lesson series, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy passes on what he learned from Jimmy Reed, Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker and Lightning Hopkins. Just some topics you'll learn are 9th chord licks, pick versus fingerstyle, turnarounds, special rhythm parts, and much more.

See the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played, and all right and left-hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy.

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