Beginner Blues with Kelly Richey
How to play blues/rock guitar by blues guitar master Kelly Richey is geared for the beginner to intermediate guitar student. Kelly Richey’s “Beginner Blues" is an invaluable collection of expert tips and well-guided instruction, broken down by Kelly into easy to understand parts. Kelly Richey will teach you everything you need to know to get proficient quickly, including: basic music theory, open chords, bar chords, pentatonic scales, fundamental blues guitar soloing techniques, foundational blues songs, right and left hand independence, how to build hand strength, and so much more! You’ll learn her personal "road map" of techniques for powerful blues guitar soloing, and she’ll make sure your practice time is fun with seven professionally recorded rhythm tracks to practice to.
Learn how to play rhythm guitar and lead guitar to blues/rock standards such as, “Hey Joe”, “Ramblin’ On My Mind”, “Crossroads”, “Red House”, “Mean Old World”, and “Key To The Highway”. As mentioned, Kelly will provide professionally recorded rhythm tracks for each of these blues songs, so that you can have fun practicing and experimenting while learning to play with a fantastic rhythm section— this will enable a quicker progression into successfully learning to play lead guitar solos.
Kelly Richey will teach you her unique system for learning to view the neck of your guitar in precise patterns to easily learn (and remember) the minor and major pentatonic scales. You’ll also learn how to how to make two pentatonic scales patterns cover the entire neck of the guitar, thus promoting the development of powerful core fingerings for speed, accuracy, and endurance during your guitar solos.During the course of the workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a personalized, effective practice routine, and you’ll learn Kelly Richey’s three essential finger exercises to build hand strength, dexterity, and solid physical connection with your guitar. Kelly’s personal hand strengthening exercise is guaranteed to strengthen every muscle that you use to play guitar with! Kelly has included bonus tracks that show you how to properly change your guitar strings, and tune your guitar.
The one and only goal of Kelly Richey's workshop is your success! Kelly has taught well over 2,000 students to date, and loves teaching regardless of what level her students are at. Take your playing to the next level with this detail-packed, informative learn path— you’ll gain a rock-solid set of lifelong tools to play blues/rock guitar with power, creativity, precision, and independence.
Kelly Richey is one of the hardest working independent musicians out there; to date logging an extraordinary 1,000,000 miles touring, and at one point in her 30-year professional career, gigging a grueling 275 days out of the year. Richey has toured in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Born in Lexington, Kentucky but now based in Cincinnati, Richey started playing guitar at the age of 15. Today, a staggering 4,000 gigs later, she more than earns the title of master guitarist and singer/songwriter. She has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out”. She has been listed as among the top 100 gifted guitarists by the Truefire Community in 2011, and frequently draws comparisons to blues guitar icons Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Richey has shared the stage with such legends as Lonnie Mack and Albert King, and has opened for Joe Cocker, Lita Ford, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Walter Trout, Little Feat, Foghat, REO Speedwagon, George Thorogood, Average White Band, Robben Ford, Warren Zevon, and James Brown. Richey has fronted her blues/rock power trio, The Kelly Richey Band since the early 1990’s, and she also performs an intense, dazzling solo show incorporating electric and acoustic guitar, looping, beats, electronic sound synthesis, and some of her more personal acoustic material.