Lesson 1: Playing the Blues in E
- Why Play the Blues?
- Typical Blues Song Forms
- Rhythm Guitar in Blues March in E
- E Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales Open Position
Lesson 2: Blues in EVarying the Feel, Minor Pentatonic Scales, and 8-Bar Blues
- Varying the Feel
- E Minor Pentatonic Scales, Six Positions
- 8-Bar Blues Progressions
- March in A
Lesson 3: Slow Blues with Sliding 9th Chords, Pentatonic Scales Part 2, and String Bends
- Barre Chords and Low-End Rhythm Parts
- Rhythm Hits
- Slow Blues in GSliding 9ths
- Shuffle in G: Low-End and Rhythmic Hits
- A Minor and C Major Pentatonic Scales5 Positions
- Moveable Scale Fingerings Along the Neck
- String Bents
Lesson 4: T-Bone Style Blues with Sliding 9th Chords, and Chicago Shuffles
- Downtown and Uptown Shuffles with Sliding 9th Chords
- T-Bone Style Slow Blues with Sliding 9th Chords
- A Major and A Minor Pentatonic Scales5 Positions
- "Country Girl"Buddy Guy/Jr. Wells Style, with Sliding 9th Variations
Lesson 5: Flat Tire/Jump Chords and Feel, with T-Bone Walker's Soloing Style and Influences
- "Papa Ain't Salty," T-Bone Intro Chorus
- Locking In with the Backbeat and Metronome
- Locking In with the Bass
- Rhythm Guitar"Flat Tire"/Jump Chords and Feel
- T-Bone's Influences on BB King, Clarence Holliman, and Others
Lesson 6: Minor Blues, Rhythm Guitar Variations, and Call Response Techniques
- Minor Blues Progressions and "Thrillin'" Rhythm Part
- Call/Response Techniques and B.B. King's Vocal Style Phrasing
- A Blues Scales5 Positions
- A Blues ScalesShifting between Positions
- B.B. King Intro Chorus"The Woman I Love"
Lesson 7: Playing in the Pocket, and Magic Sam Style Blues
- Magic Sam's Intro Chorus to "Sweet Home Chicago"
- Playing in the PocketRushing/Dragging/Locking In Exercise
- Blues in G: Rhythmic Hits, Part 2
- Reinforcing Rhythmic Skills
- Learning the Fingerboard
Lesson 8: Basic Slide Techniques and Open Tunings: Elmore James
- Basic Slide Techniques: Open G Tuning
- Setting Up Your Guitar
- Choosing a Slide
- Which Finger Do I Use for a Slide?
- Slide Placement and Intonation
- Elmore James Slide Style
- Turnarounds: Robert Lockwood Jr., "Worried Life Blues"
- C Pentatonic and C Major Scales5 Positions
Lesson 9: Slide in G Tunning: Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker Styles
- More Slides Techniques: Open G Tunning
- Son House Style: "Death Letter Blues"
- Playing Melodies Along the Strings
- Muddy Waters Style, "Rollin and Tumblin"
- B Flat Blues: Walking Bass and Comping
Lesson 10: Blues Rock and Gospel Blues
- "San-Ho-Zay": Rhythm Part and Solo, as Played by Freddy King
- Gospel Blues Progressions
- Scales and Gospel Blues
- Same Old Blues: Gospel Blues
- Rhythm Guitar Shuffle in F
Lesson 11: Jazz Blues: Kenny Burrell, Comping Range, and Rhythm Guitar Along the Neck
- "Chitlins con Carne: "Kenny Burrell Solo
- "Don't Loose Your Cool"
- Comping Range: Rhythm Chords in Four Regions of the Neck
- Ear Training and Practice Techniques
- Learning Solos from Other Instruments
Lesson 12: More Jazz Blues
- Jazz Blues: Grant Green
- Guide Tones
- "Freddy Freeloader"
- Improvising Over Dominant 7th Chords: "Danny Downloader"
- Myxolydian Mode
- Minor 7th Substitutions on Dominant 7th Chords