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Checkpoints

“Blues It Up!”

Download Printable Checkoff Sheet (PDF):  A Blues Pro Level

*Checkpoints can be divided into daily, weekly or monthly lessons. Choose a speed that works for you.

Checkpoint 1.1 – Buy a Cool Hat and Some Shades

Blues Law Book, Section 1, paragraph 4:

“You must learn to make the stank face.” 
*Not a joke.  Ugly faces make the blues sound better!

Checkpoint 1.2 – Chords and Patterns

Play it like a Pro!

  1. Blues Chord Inversions (watch all videos)
  2. Right Hand Pattern (watch all videos)

Checkpoint 2 – The Blues Scale and Shape Drone Notes

  1. Pro Blues Scale (watch all videos)
  2. Drone Notes (watch all videos)

Checkpoint 3 – Shapes

Taking the shapes to the pro level.

  1. Chord Shape (watch all videos)
  2. 2nd Inversion Shape with Mixolydian Scale (watch all videos)

Checkpoint 4 – Tremolos and Blues Ending

  1. Pro Tremolos (watch all videos)
  2. Pro Blues Ending (watch all videos)