Everybody knows that the blues comes out of the south, and was played on acoustic instruments. Then the blues migrated to the cities, and the urbanization of the blues brought about a lot of changes with all the influences that were there.

The most radical was the electrification of the blues – the use of amplifiers and electric guitars gave rise to a variety of tones and signature voices.

My Urban Blues Revolution course examines this modernization of the blues with rhythm and soloing examples, both of which illustrate traditional approaches followed by a more contemporary approach.

With this “Roll With It” performance study, I’ll play rhythm guitar on a track, which is just a one chord jam in A. Making your rhythm part sound interesting when working over just a single chord can be challenging but there’s so many different approaches that you can take.

Video Performance

Jam Track

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