Blues Guitar with ex. The Stranglers, John Ellis
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
You have to love John Ellis. Here is a man that went from being a film librarian and a tree surgeon to headlining with the Stranglers. The Indytute have yet to find out what prompted this career path, but if you want to learn the Blues Guitar you couldn’t get instruction from a more knowledgeable source. John formed his first band Bazooka Joe (band members included Adam Ant) in 1970 before going on to form the pioneering punk band The Vibrators. He has worked with many rock luminaries including Peter Gabriel and Peter Hammill and if you want to learn blues guitar here’s the man to inspire and fire you.
WHAT WILL I BE LEARNING?
Quite a lot. Common chord sequences for a 12 bar blues. How to play the Blues in the most important keys. Using hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, whams and turnarounds. Palm muting and chugging - and that’s just for starters. The last section of the session (technical term) is entitled ‘Putting it all Together’ - playing a couple of classic Blues pieces. As this is a private class, the workshop will be adjusted depending on your level.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
You should be able to play a basic scale and the following chords E, A, B7, G, C, D. You should also have your own guitar. Classes are 2 hours long and will be at a private location in London, or a Central or East London location chosen by you (a private room in your local boozer would be perfect).