Whether you want a complete method to learn blues guitar or just a set of 100 excellent blues guitar licks, this app has you covered.
Most guitarists stay locked into the same patterns and scale shapes for years, unable to break out of the habits and licks they first learnt as a beginner. This leads to creative stagnation, boring solos and a sense that something will always be missing from their playing.
Ask yourself this:
- When you solo do you normally go straight to your first pentatonic box shape?
- Do you normally play in a limited range of ‘easy’ keys, like A, E, G and C?
- Would you like to have complete freedom to visualize and play in any key, in any position on guitar?
- Do you only use minor pentatonic scales, or rarely use rich sounding modes to enliven your playing?
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then this app is definitely for you.
The CAGED Blues app helps you spread out your playing all over the guitar neck. It frees you from playing the same ideas over and over again. This app spurs creativity by opening up the neck and most importantly, it teaches you an incredibly strong visual method to ‘hang’ scales and licks off 5 easy to remember chord shapes.
The CAGED Blues app covers both Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales,The Blues Scale and The Mixolydian Mode. With 25 licks for each scale covering all 5 positions, you’ll never be short of something interesting to say on your instrument.
Contained within are the tricks and secrets that professional guitarists use to unlock the neck and always have something new to play. The most important concept is the CAGED system and it helps you to see the fretboard like the back of your hand and to easily play in any key in any position.
This isn’t an app just about scales. There are 100 blues guitar licks in different styles that you will memorise easily, and can form the basis of your new, improved solos. You’ll learn to hang these off each chord shape, so wherever you are on the guitar you’ll never lose the groove.
Each lick is demonstrated with an individual audio example with play along tab to show you what is being played when. There is over an hour of audio included, and 8 tailored backing tracks.
Thanks to everyone for your ideas and feedback for the app. This update includes some bug fixes for the thumbnail view.
Ratings and Reviews
I am a huge fan of this series of books on kindle, but it's a little bit of a drag to transcribe the licks into a piece of Tab software so you can listen to the lick (downloaded MP3) while looking at the lick and playing.
This app gives you the best of all things.
If you like the books, give it a shot.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.