Blues is the great “roots” music of America, born from African-American musical traditions, and is the predecessor of rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues, funk, jazz, and heavy metal. As such, it is often the musical common ground for improvisation and jams for musicians of all backgrounds and skill levels. In this course you will learn the standard 12-bar blues chord progression and its variations, learn the blues scale, and use it to improvise and perform solos. No prerequisite; however, practical experience playing the 1, 4 and 5-7th chords in the keys of E, A and G would be helpful. Open chords are fine, barre chords would be a plus.