Join us for a one-day immersion examining essential elements of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar. Participants will engage in three separate mini-courses designed to enhance rhythm and lead guitar skills and to build successful practice facilities. In addition, there will be a jam session and opportunities to network with others players. Spend six hours with us and your six strings, and walk away with a fortified authentic Chicago blues tool bag. We’ll meet at 10:00AM, break up into three smaller groups, and commence our journey from there.
Chicago Blues Vocabulary
with Steve Hutchins
Concentrate on the essentials: Intros, outros, turn-a-rounds, chord embellishments, shuffle grooves, soloing positions, and more. The great Chicago blues guitar players knew their fundamentals. We’ll look under the hood of legendary players like Son Seals, Buddy Guy, and Magic Sam.
Chicago Blues Slide Guitar Styles
with Steve Doyle
Explore the bottleneck slide styles of blues masters Muddy Waters, Elmore James, and Earl Hooker. We'll check out the different styles, techniques, tunings, and licks of these titans and learn a handful of iconic tunes along the way.
British Blues Bash: The Chicago Connection
with Chris Winters
Explore the connection between Chicago Blues Artists Freddie King, Otis Rush, and Memphis Slim and their influence on British Rock icons Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Peter Green. Discover how they appropriated the post war Chicago Blues guitar style into their own musical vocabulary with a concentrated look at song examples.
PLEASE NOTE: after June 10, enrollment will be $125.