Watch the SECTION 1 online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Survival Guide - Lead

Welcome to the Essential Concepts Section, here I lay out thirty five of the most important elements you need to become a great blues soloist. I have set these up so that one builds upon the other, so please go through them chronologically. That being said please also feel free to jump around if you are feeling frisky. The one thing I will stress is that you can never know something too well. I relearn this all the time. For example, I am still working on the pentatonic scales and always seem to find new things to do or new sounds lurking in those five notes. Creating this course really helped me become a better player as I had to lay these concepts out clearly, that made me revisit many things I felt I knew. Once again, as always, I discover something new.