YouTube is a great source for guitar lessons, particularly blues guitar lessons. If you don’t know, YouTube is one of the most visited websites on the net and the 2nd most used search engine. It has an amazing selection of blues videos from all the great blues guitarists. It also has some great free guitar instruction.
I’ve compiled a selection of the best free blues guitar lessons on YouTube right here so you don’t have to. We’ll have videos from all types of blues including Chicago Blues, New Orleans Blues, Jump Blues and West Coast Blues. We’ll also offer free videos of country blues and Delta blues. Come back often as we continually add to the selection.
Chicago Shuffle Videos
Here’s a selection of Chicago Blues Shuffle lessons so you can learn this style of blues guitar.
A Country Blues Acoustic Version
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“Rock Me Baby” by B.B. King
This is another shuffle rhythm that is much like the previous Chicago Shuffle. It’s very simple and a great tune for a beginner to learn with. It also introduces a more sophisticated chord structure called a 9th chord. But don’t worry about that you can play a simpler version if you like.
“Why I Sing The Blues” by B.B. King
This is a bit of a funky 12-bar blues tune that has a great groove. If you know the B.B. King song this will be familiar and simple to learn. Time to “shake your boogie” as B.B. likes to say. You can see him perform this song on my B.B. King page.
“Hoochie Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters
This is a Chicago Blues classic and maybe one of the best-known of Muddy’s songs. Great song to learn if you’re going to a blues jam.
Pentatonic Scales – The Bread And Butter of Every Blues Guitar Lead
If you want to play leads for blues or rock you must learn the two pentatonic scales, the minor pentatonic and the major pentatonic. Just about every blues song uses both. The good news is once you learn the shapes and box positions you can use them in any key by moving up or down the guitar neck.