Watch the Blues Grit online guitar lesson by Kelly Richey from Blues Grit
I’m Kelly Richey and I’d like to personally welcome you to my guitar instructional series called Blues Grit. This course is broken down into three sections: In Section One we will cover basic fundamentals used throughout this course. Whether you are an intermediate or advanced student, please take time to review this first section as it’s important that I explain how I view the neck of the guitar and what words I use to describe things so that I can communicate the information in this series in a clear and effective manner. We will also cover the names of the notes up and down the 5th and 6th strings, and I’ll show you a simple system I use to insure that you know all the bar chords and pentatonic scales. In section One I will teach you three key finger exercises and an isometric hand exercise to build strength and dexterity. We will also discuss how to establish a highly effective daily practice routine.
In Section Two we will cover my 12 techniques and concepts for playing rhythm and lead guitar. I’ll teach you powerful right hand strum and rhythm techniques, a variety of muting techniques, bends, vibrato, double stops, rakes, slides, hammer ons and pull offs, slap harmonics and how to incorporate the figure eight strumming technique.