Course curriculum

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    Beginner Blues Guitar

    • Week 1 - Blues Rhythm - The Shuffle Feel

    • Week 2 - Blues Rhythm - The Shuffle Feel Part 2

    • Week 3 - Blues Rhythm - Slow Blues Feel

    • Week 4 - Blues Soloing - The Blues Scale

    • Week 5 - Blues Soloing - Blues Scale Licks and Phrasing

    • Week 6 - Blues Soloing - Major Pentatonic Scale

    • Week 7 - Blues Soloing - Major Pentatonic Licks and Phrases

    • Week 8 - Blues Soloing - Chord Tone Targeting

    • Week 9 - Blues Turnarounds, Intros, and Endings

    • Week 10 - Study Of B.B. King

    • Week 11 - Study of Albert King / Stevie Ray Vaughan

    • Week 12 - Study Of T-Bone Walker / Duane Allman

Instructor(s)

Bryan Billhimer

Center Stage instructor Bryan Billhimer is a 20 year guitar veteran with experience in teaching, live performance, and studio recordings. Bryan began his guitar playing career at the age of 14. Over a few years he learned all the fundamentals necessary to further his craft via self teaching and motivation. During high school and college Bryan performed in several bands on a regular basis playing blues and rock. In this time he earned a Bachelors degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduating college he worked in a local studio where he met producer Emosia (produced Blessid Union of Souls, Lakeisha Berri, etc.) and members of Blessid Union. After a year or so he was asked to join the band and toured for nearly ten years with the international recording artists covering the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan. Throughout his career in music, Bryan has also taught multiple students. Beginning in college and to the present, he has taught over 50 students in private lessons.