"Blues With Brains"


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"I have lots of instructional material, books and DVDs, and Chuck's lessons are the ones I always go back to."

"There really is SO much in Chuck's material. And presented with a really down to earth and positive energy.  Really, really good stuff from a great teacher."

"Chuck is an awesome teacher. Even watching him playing is worth more than the price of the package.
You want to improve your skill and vocabulary? I'm sure that you shiny pedal can't help. Do yourself a favor, get this course and thank me later."

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"Everyone listen to me...I'm a classic rock player and a blues player who has always aspired to have better chops and a bigger library of ideas and to be able to expand my playing. Chuck's lessons, and I have everything he has done on video, enabled me to start on this journey last year and go where I want to go for the rest of my playing career."

"I started reading the original post and then I realized it was Chuck freaking Daloia!!!!! I couldn't buy this fast enough!  For the price of one lesson, I get ALL THE INFORMATION I've been looking for, from a MASTER!"

"I want to speak up here and say that I am a better guitarist because of Chuck's "Blues With Brains" series.
He is a great teacher. Makes it all so logical and easy to understand. Thank you Chuck"

"It's a masterful work if there ever was one …!!
Highly, highly, highly recommended …"

"I am right behind Chuck.
This series is worth $500 of lessons Easily!
The stuff you learn from this man will last a lifetime."

"Super stuff, I got it and couldn't be happier.
$50 is just insanely cheap for the quality and quantity of really useful teaching we get.  Chuck teaches how to be MUSICAL, a rare concept these days IMHO of course.
This material WILL make you a better player, but beware, you can easily spend the next YEARS studying these concepts, they will take you a long way."

"After playing for many years and having taking lessons from some great teachers (including the late Emily Remler), Chuck's material help me to understand many concepts which I didn't initially get years ago. Although his approach is incredibly simple to understand, it is not understated nor washed down. I noticed my playing was improving, after some friends I gig with noticed and asked me; "Man, what are you doing? your playing sounds better every time we get together". If you put in the time, this material will change your playing and understanding of music forever!"
"This is easily the deal of the century! This material is incredibly deep and yet so elegantly simple. Chuck provides the right balance of theory and practical application, which results in improving your guitar playing skills and knowledge quickly!
I really recommend this material, great stuff! If you are a guitar player stuck in a pentatonic box and want to break out and expand your playing - this is the definitive material!"

"Hit a plateau, classic - country - jam rock, all great for 25 years. Wanted to learn more, like what are Carlton, Ford, Herring, Scofield…doing to get a more sophisticated sound? Let Chuck show you!!!"
"Viewing these lessons is like having a very cool, warm, friendly buddy come to your living room and patiently walk you through ways to grow as a player. Never met Chuck, but if I did, I'd feel like giving him a hug (no I have a beautiful wife). But seriously, unlike some recorded lessons where the instructor is either: a) annoying; b) blows through stuff that never gets explained and then assumes you got it; c) can't actually explain what they are doing; d) uses jargon that you don't know because you didn't go to Berklee and memorize all your modes; or e) has a goofy way of naming things like positions that makes sense only to the instructor, Chuck uses plain English and wants you to understand."

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Blues With Brains Pt I
This material is blues based using pentatonic scales and variations to deal with the chord changes. I touch on the 1/2-1 dim scale as well, approaching it with variations on pentatonic ideas. I also talk about stacking triads to form lines. Throughout the lesson I demo the ideas w/ play along tracks (included) that open doors to more complex harmony.  The lesson concept's are strong on melodic content and connecting ideas with the aim at expanding blues based vocabulary.  564.4 MB 


Picks up where Pt I left off. More blues vocabulary, ideas and concepts as well as expanding the chord progression beyond the typical 3 chords.  The complete scales for the I and IV chords are also introduced.  683.1 MB

Takes a peek into the jazz harmony using the blues as a launching off point. The complete scales for all of the changes are introduced and wrap up the first part of the series.   592.4 MB


This lesson takes it to another level and covers new ground.  A minor blues with a bridge that has a different take on the chord changes in the min blues progression and has a bridge with some II-V's.  Includes a chart and a play-along track.     433.9 MB 

BWB Pt V-Advanced Ideas
This lesson will give you some unorthodox approach's to dom 7th chords and some unusual twists and turns on your way to the IV chord.  TAB and standard notation doc's are included. 267.4 MB
Additional Material

Three short lessons on  "Turnarounds" and a lesson on "Blues Changes" that deals strictly with the chord changes.
This lesson will expand your chord  vocabulary with a solid and easily understood "horizontal approach" to diatonic harmony.  It may be an eye opener for some, it was for me.  TAB and standard notation doc's are included.  282.4 MB
Modes of the Major Scale and More (12 excellent play-along tracks are included)
There is usually some confusion learning this material.  A really effective way to learn this stuff is from root to root. Every example starts on A so you have to learn the defining note(s) of each scale/mode.  I cover the 7 modes of the major scale, the melodic minor scale, the lydian b7 scale, the altered scale and the diminished scale's.  These sounds will cover most harmonic situations. 468.1 MB
One Chord Grooves

This material is designed to open doors and present different options when playing over one chord grooves.  Using pentatonic scales, triads, substitutions, chord scale relationships and other devices you will be using some of this material on your next gig as well as having new approach's to study. Play-alongs included. 575.3MB
Short Lessons

1) I Major Chord

Pt I - pentatonic approach
Pt II - diatonic approach
Pt III - advanced approach   
2) II Min 7 Chord  
Pt I - pentatonic approach   
Pt II - stacking triads
Pt III - advanced approach

3) Unorthodox Triad Voicings

4) Unorthodox Diatonic Triad Voicings

5) Exercises - Warm up

Pt I - 4+4 fingerings
Pt II - Scale exercise's-phrasing

6) V7 advanced approach's
7) Altered scale - pentatonic approach

8) IIm7-V7 (alt) shortcuts
Pt I - Pentatonic approach
Pt II - Triad approach
9) IIm7 - V7 alt - I - V of II  shortcuts

Pt I - Pentatonic approach
Pt II - Triad approach   

10) Diatonic Chord-Scale Voicing's Major
11) Diatonic Chord-Scale Voicing's Melodic Minor

12) Multi-tasking Voicing's

Pt I - Close voicing's.
Pt II - Voicing's in 4ths.
13) Pedal Tones

Pt I - Pedal tone in the bass
Pt II - Pedal tone as the top voice
14) Using harmonics, fretted notes and open strings together
These lessons are designed to expand your vocabulary, work on fundamentals and increase your knowledge of harmony both in your comping and in your soloing.  Docs with TAB and standard notation are included.

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