Watch the Essentials: Bebop Blues Etudes online guitar lesson by Sheryl Bailey from Essentials: Bebop Blues Etudes

Hi, I'm Sheryl Bailey, and welcome to my course, Essentials: Bebop Blues Etudes. I've designed these etudes to help you understand the harmonic structure of creating melodies on a blues that goes beyond running up and down blues scales, but using the principles of "riffing" and combining the traditional blues guitar language into the bebop language.

I'll break down each piece, pointing out every technique that you need to know, and of course you'll get the accompanying tab, notation, and rhythm tracks for each etude as well. I hope this course will lead you to a deeper understanding of the underlying chord structures in a truly American song form. Let's dig in!