Intro to Blues Guitar with Brooks Williams
March 3 - March 24, 2010
Wednesdays [8:00 - 9:15 pm] March 3, 10, 17, 24 Which is your shade of blue? Check out a few options in this introduction to blues guitar. Topics include the 12-Bar form, blues shuffle rhythms, and a sampling of blues styles from the Piedmont to East Texas, from Blind Willie McTell (Statesboro Blues) and Blind Boy Fuller (Weepin’ Willow Blues) to John Lee Hooker (Boom Boom) and Big Bill Broonzey (In The Evening). Topics include traditional blues forms, lyric patterns, chord voicings, riffs and walking bass lines. All levels welcome, but many ideas will be geared for the player who knows the first position chords (G, C, D, E, A, B, F, Em, Am, Dm, B7, E7, A7, C7, etc.).