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This course will teach you a simple fretboard navigation system that includes chords and soloing shapes, and it works in any key.
If you want to play blues guitar but feel lost on the fretboard, you’ve found the right place. Essential Fretboard is a simple and organized fretboard navigation system for blues and rock.
I don’t use 300 chords or know 50 scales, so I won’t teach you that. Instead, I’ll show you what matters the most for blues and blues rock guitar. You’ll learn the essential chords and soloing shapes I use daily. If you’re looking for a more straightforward, easier way to view the fretboard, you’re ready for Essential Fretboard.
Here’s an overview of the entire course.
Lesson 1 introduces several key teaching tools that will be used throughout the series and explains how they are to be used.
Lesson 2 teaches you how to build a 1 octave map on the fretboard highlighting several key landmarks to help you visually position the chords and soloing shapes taught in later lessons.
This lesson presents the 5 Essential Blues Boxes concept.
Learn a simple technique for soloing over the IV and V chord that allows you to capture a different sound than youíd normally get when using the 5 Essential Blues Boxes.
Learn the repeating pattern of notes that can be used to ascend the fretboard and connect the boxes using the lower strings.
Learn how these simple triads can dramatically expand your soloing vocabulary.
In this lesson I explain how to apply what was taught in this course and how you should view the different sets of shapes and chords as different tools sometimes used for very similar tasks.