Watch the Jazzin' the Blues Vol. 2 online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Jazzin the Blues Vol. 2
Hi, I'm Frank Vignola, and welcome to Jazzin' the Blues: Volume 2.
Blues gave birth to jazz. Yet, a lot of jazz players seem to struggle playing the blues. And a lot of blues players don't even know where to start jazzing up their blues lines. There's a big disconnect that really shouldn't exist.
In this second volume of Jazzin' The Blues, we'll connect the dots by working through a series of 20 soloing performance studies, each one focused on a particular harmonic concept.
It could be as simple as adding a single tone to the pentatonic scale or integrating more sophisticated tonalities in your lines. Throughout the course, we'll be working exclusively with standard 1-4-5 blues progressions, in a variety of keys and feels.
For example, we'll look at flavoring our blues lines with the major 9th, chromatic, bluesy chromatic, double stops, Dorian mode, implying two five, bluesy two five, the major 3rd, neighboring tones, and harmonic minor scale
For each study, I'll first perform a solo that demonstrates the harmonic concept and then I'll break it down for you in detail. Everything is tabbed and notated, and you'll have all of the rhythm tracks to work with on your own...
So, grab your guitar, and let's get started!