Here's a chance to study with a true music legend, and to explore some of the chronological history of electric Blues Guitar in the process! Jay Geils is not only a great contemporary rock guitarist, but also a true student of the blues and jazz roots of rock 'n' roll. Over the course of this masterful lesson, he shows you T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Tiny Grimes styles, Chuck Berry licks, bebop style, how to get a great tone, augmented and tritone substitutions, swing feel, phrases ending on upbeats, working in flat keys, horn-like phrasing, slide Guitar, Earl Hooker style, open E and G tunings, and so much more. There are even special sections on modifying your amps, and some of Jay's classic intro licks from the J. Geils Band! Jay Geils loves the blues and he loves Guitar, and this infectiously exuberant video will have you wailing and swinging in no time!
All exercises are transcribed in the accompanying booklet, corresponding to example numbers on the screen. And of course, all right- and left-hand techniques are shown close-up and with special split-screen effects, so you can closely observe and learn all the subtleties the top players are known for!
Jay Geils's hard-driving blues and R&B-based Guitar helped act as the foundation for the incredibly popular J. Geils Band for nearly twenty years. After the band broke up in 1984, his love of exotic cars led to the creation of a successful restoration business. Lately, his desire to play music, particularly of the early blues and jazz styles he grew up loving, has led to the formation of Bluestime, a new group.