Course curriculum

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    Electric Blues Guitar

    • Week 1 - Blues Rhythm - The Shuffle Feel

    • Blues Lesson 1 - Recording and Chart

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

    • Blues Lesson 2 - Recording and Chart

    • Week 3 - Blues Rhythm - Slow Blues Feel

    • Lesson 3 Recording and Charts

    • Blues Chords Diagram

    • Jam Track - Basic 12 Bar Blues in A

    • Jam Track - Basic 12 Bar Blues in C

    • Jam Track - Slow Blues - Quick Change in G

    • Week 4 - Blues Soloing - The Blues Scale

    • Lesson 4 Recording and Charts

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

    • Lesson 5 Video and Charts

    • Week 6 - Blues Soloing - Major Pentatonic Scale

    • Lesson 6 Recording and Charts

    • Week 7 - Blues Soloing - Major / Minor Pentatonic Licks

    • Lesson 7 Recording and Charts

    • Week 8 - Blues Soloing - Chord Tone Targeting

    • Lesson 8 Recording and Charts

    • Week 9 - Blues Turnarounds, Intros, and Endings

    • Lesson 9 Recording and Charts

    • Week 10 - Study Of B.B. King

    • Lesson 10 Recording

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

    • Lesson 11 Recording

    • Week 12 - Study Of Duane Allman

    • Lesson 12 Recording and Charts

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.