Blues: Call and Response pt.1 **New Class** | Steve Herberman

The call and response concept is the foundation of the Blues and in this Master Class for all instruments this important concept is examined in-depth. As part of many of the examples there is space for YOU to improvise!

Some of the exercises in this class are appropriate for solo guitar and many are perfect to play with a bassist and with a group.  Issues such as phrasing, dynamics and articulation are discussed along with the following devices: “Verbatim” repetition and fingerings on different octaves, repetition at different pitch levels, keeping track of target tones, improvising in the spaces between chordal hits, mixing single note lines with octaves, 3rd and 6th intervals, and block chords. There are also contrapuntal examples pedals against 8th note and triplet-based lines and some incorporation of tritone-based comping below melodic lines.

Give your blues playing a sense of structure, direction and clarity and get the “big band in your hand” sound together!

  • Running time, 110 Minutes
  • 16 pages of written examples in standard notation and TAB

Class Content

Blues-Part I - Call and Response
Blues-Part I – Call and Response 01:50:00

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    5

    The best blues class on internet today!

    These elegant ideas can make your blues soloing very attractive to the listeners.. the class well presented and supported by very useful reading material.

    Worth all the money invested.

    Thanks, Steve!

    ~ Roberto Pagnotta (January 24, 2014)

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    5

    I am totally pleased by this class. The subject here is one of the few things that I think I was already pretty good at, but Steve took the subject to even higher boundaries. Even if you think this type of phrasing is familiar, he gives so many ideas to make it fresh, that it is well worth your time and money investment. While watching, I was thinking of so many ideas from the "Shout Chorus" and the "Altered Dominant/Melodic Minor Sounds" classes that could be used in this type of phrasing, so you realize that even familiar ideas can be opened up in a myriad of ways. "Call" with the blues scales, loud/picking by neck; "Response" with altered dominant lines/quiet/picking by bridge/2-line counterpoint…….Steve makes the familiar seem fresh. Like Kenny Burrell meets Jimmy Wyble.Now add some Lage Lund and have fun. I am.

    ~ james seaberry (January 23, 2014)

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