Watch the Blues Alchemy: Post-War online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy: Post-War

Hi, I'm David Hamburger and welcome to the Post-War edition of Blues Alchemy! In this course, you'll learn how to use eight classic 1950's blues grooves as jumping-off points for your own improvising. Whether the chord progression is a one-chord Howlin’ Wolf vamp or a sophisticated Ray Charles-style blues ballad, you'll learn how to transform your basic pentatonic moves with a combination of double stops, open position licks, swing phrasing, and jazz chromaticism so you can play through the changes while staying true to the feeling of the blues.

For each performance study, I'll not only show you a solo to learn, but I'll also give you alternative licks, approaches, and techniques to try and specific ideas of how to incorporate them into the solo. You'll also get standard notation, tablature and jam tracks to work with on your own. So grab your guitar and let's get started!