Following the success of his first “Blues With a Flatpick” DVD, Adam Traum has created a user-friendly, pick-style lesson in the blues that will teach you licks, scales, bass runs, chord shapes, turnarounds and progressions in a variety of keys and blues genres.
Starting with a “straight-eight Jimmy Reed” rhythm in E, Adam methodically adds bass run turnarounds, riffs, bends and “chicken-pickin’” effects, building a full, funky arrangement. Along the way, he provides the blues scales, chord shapes and positions up the neck to enable you to start improvising solos.
Adam shows you an old-timey country blues tune in A and a rag/blues in C, then winds up the lesson with a laid-back but musically rich exploration of a “Stormy Monday/T-Bone Walker”-style slow blues in G, full of sliding, jazz-like R&B chords and soulful fills.
Adam’s clear and patient expanations, along with interactive play-along sections, will make this lesson an exciting learning experience for aspiring blues players at all levels.