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

David Blacker is your guide through the ins and outs of West Coast Blues. David's approach to the guitar has culminated from immersing himself in American roots music--in particular, the blues. A self-taught musician who relies on his ear, David cut his teeth listening and learning from the masters, like Muddy Waters, Django, T-Bone Walker and Hubert Sumlin.

In TrueFire's West Coast Blues, David shares ten tunes specifically developed to share with you this sophisticated jazz and blues-based guitar style. West Coast Blues-style calls upon influences as diverse as bebop, swing and rockabilly--all delivered within a blues framework. You'll learn classic moves from pioneering players like T-Bone Walker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins and Charlie Christian as well as tips gleaned from contemporary artists such as Duke Robillard, Hollywood Fats and Little Charlie Baty. This course's 30 featured solos will immerse you in the style while offering up a new vocabulary that is sure to become the cornerstone of your blues approach.