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Watch the Chord Tricks For Electric Blues online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Tricks For Electric Blues

Hi, I'm Matthieu Brandt and welcome to Chord Tricks for Electric Blues Guitar. As blues guitarists, we need to adjust our rhythm parts to the situations we play in. This course focuses on chord concepts and tricks that give you fresh and original ideas to create backup parts for jamming and playing with your band. All the chord tricks to fit in and stand out!

We'll look at tricks to add melodies to a chord progression and create alternatives to cliche strumming parts, learning to adjust the tricks you use to the rhythm of the song. For instance, dominant seventh triads work great in a New Orleans type second line groove.

In this course, we'll also borrow chord tricks from Hammond organ and piano players, dig into chord tricks that are pitch range specific, and study chord concepts used by players like Robben Ford and Eric Johnson. We'll also look at Western Swing influenced backup parts and use triads from the parent key to create beautiful textures.

In the first section, I'll start out by giving you an overview of all the chord tricks in the blues book. In the second part, I'll give you 14 original songs showing you the tricks in action. And as always, this course comes with backing tracks, tabs, and extra information. Let's get busy!