Watch the Slow Blues 1 online guitar lesson by David Blacker from West Coast Blues


The first thing most budding blues players cut their teeth on is a slow-tempo blues. By definition, a slow blues is a big, blank canvas that provides a loose structure and space, allowing the individual's solo voice to develop. As we grow as players, our slow blues technique grows, too, delivering greater levels of nuance and control.

Most guitarists are constantly striving to find ways to keep their playing both fresh and interesting. By approaching a slow blues with a variety of different blues styles under your belt, a wider range of phrasing and harmonic ideas is at your fingertips.