Hello; Matt Schofield here and welcome to BluesSpeak.
Playing the blues is the ultimate form of expression for myself… and guitar is the perfect vehicle for that expression. I use the term “blues speak” to describe how we communicate through the instrument to articulate our feelings, emotions, and tell our stories.
In this course, I’m excited to share the core principles of my own playing, and hope this will inspire your own musicality – whatever level player you happen to be. I hope you’ll find the material liberating so you can speak the blues more freely yourself.
I’ve organized the course into two sections. In the first section, I’ll guide you through what I consider some of the fundamentals of the language of the blues. I’ll share philosophies and insight and we’ll play through each concept with interactive play-along sessions and demonstrations over backing tracks.
Then in the second section, I’ll perform and break down seven solos over a variety of blues feels and different keys to show you how I approach speaking the blues. We’ll play slow blues, shuffles, west coast swing, rhumba feel, and even a New Orleans second line groove.
All of the key examples are tabbed and notated and you’ll have all the backing tracks to work with. You can loop or slow down any of the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace.
Grab your guitar and let’s speak some blues.