Nothin’ but the Blues: Elements 1

The blues is one of the most expressive improvisational styles with one of the lowest barriers to entry. Once you have a handle on the fundamental chords, scales and patterns, you’re off to the races, much sooner than you would be in other styles with a longer list of ‘prerequisites,’ shall we say. In this course (and subsequent followup) we’ll go over the foundational elements of blues playing so you can grow into a versatile blues player with knowledge of blues harmony and language that goes beyond just one key.



Basic knowledge of major scales, triads and inversions. A feel for bluesy/jazzy rhythms is a plus. To get familiar with these concepts, start with Triads or Key Signature Essentials.

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Hi, I’m Devon! I’m a Berklee College of Music grad and a professional pianist & producer bouncing between coasts!

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