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

During the process of becoming a serious blues guitarist, you will eventually be faced with the question of how deeply you want to delve into jazz. Jazz improvisation is itself the natural extension of many different styles--knowledge of jazz's extensive vocabulary is key when moving beyond pentatonic-based improvisation.

West Coast players have long been aware of the power inherent in fusing jazz and blues ideas in a context that remains true to the blues. "Blues in Rhythm" is centered on one of jazz's most popular chord progressions, lending itself well to a blues/ jazz approach.