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Kid Andersen's Blues Refinery

Interactive Video Masterclass for Blues Guitar

Born in Norway, where he studied blues guitar with Morten Omlid, Kid Anderson moved to the states in 2001 to play with Terry Hanck’s band, and later with Charlie Musselwhite’s band (received the Blues Music Award for best contemporary blues album) and he also toured extensively with Elvin Bishop on the Red Dog Speaks Tour. Andersen was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Gibson Guitar' category and in 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Best Instrumentalist – Guitar' category.

We’re thrilled to welcome Kid to the family with his first TrueFire course and masterclass, Blues Refinery. You will likewise be thrilled when you start applying any of the dozens of “refined” technical and creative blues moves that Kid shares in this masterclass course.

”I’ve always loved playing the blues and have particularly been drawn to the artists who play with musical intent and refine their lines and solos using approaches outside the typical blues box and pentatonic scale. All of those greats influenced my own sound and approach which I’m excited to share with you here in Blues Refinery.”

In the first section of the course, Kid shows you many of his approaches for navigating the fingerboard, generating soloing ideas out of the typical blues box, and soloing with intent rather than just ‘noodling lines.’ You’ll also work on ‘refined’ techniques for bends vibrato, rakes, and muting.

”In the first part of the course, I'm going to talk about some of my most used concepts for working out of different chord shapes instead of the same old blues box. Navigating around the neck that way, and coming up with new ideas. We'll talk about how to play with intent and conviction - really making a musical statement instead of just noodling around, looking for the note. Of course, we'll be covering some of the blues basics along the way, stuff like bends, vibrato and how to make your note choices impactful by using rakes and muting.”

In the second section, Kid presents what he refers to as “shortcuts to sophistication” -- six very effective, and very accessible ways to refine your blues lines and solos.

”My "shortcuts to sophistication” are some of my favorite licks and tricks that I picked up over the years by listening - which is how you learn - on how a blues player can sound like you have a chordal and harmonic knowledge that you might not necessarily have. Basically, this is a way to fake like you're playing jazz while playing the blues!”

You’ll put all of Kid’s refined moves, shortcuts, approaches, and techniques to work in the final section where you’ll play through 5 full length soloing performance studies. Kid will first perform the so0lo and then break it down emphasizing all of the key elements in detail.

”Alright, it's time for the fun part! I get to play. I'm going to play over five different tunes, applying a lot of the concepts that I've been talking about. After I play them, we'll break it down with tablature to guide you through what I played. And I'll tell you why and how I played it so you can do it too!”

Boogaloo Blues
”This soloing performance study has a fast boogaloo beat and is in the key of G. I start playing on the 5th measure of the 12-bar blues, which is a straight I-IV-V progression (G7-C7-D7). I'll be incorporating a lot of heavy bending in the style of Albert King, as well as some vibrato. Let's see what happens!”

Slow Jazzy Bb Blues
”Alright, this soloing performance study is a slow blues in Bb that has some more sophisticated "uptown" changes. It has a ii-V turnaround, going to the vi chord beforehand, and the second bar of the IV chord is diminished. So, the sophistication is already built into the track! Let's see if I can make it even more sophisticated by employing a few of my shortcuts.”

C Box Shuffle
”Now we’ll play over a "box shuffle" in C for this soloing performance study They call it that because the bass-line is all inside the minor pentatonic box on the fretboard! It's a straight I-IV-V, without any surprises harmonically - this isn't attempting to be sophisticated, just slowed down and dirty blues playing. The main focus here is vibrato, string-bending, palm muting, and some rakes to make it sound tough and intense. Leave the sophistication for later!”

Medium Jump Blues in C
”This is a jump blues in the key of C. It's got a ii-V turnaround, so it's slightly more sophisticated than your standard I-IV-V. It's kind of in the style of T-Bone Walker, and even an homage to early B.B. King and Junior Watson, as well as some other gurus of swing blues guitar. Try to make it real nasty!”

Slow C Minor Blues
”Our his soloing performance study is a slow minor blues in the key of C. The I chord is Cmin, Fmin is the IV chord and the turnaround goes G7, Ab7 and back. I'll definitely be incorporating some heavy dramatic bending, a lot of use of space and dynamics, and some unexpected notes that in the wrong hands could sound bad. But! I intend to make them sound right. Let's see how that goes.”

Kid will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for each of the performances. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tool to sync the tab to the video.

Kid includes all of the backing tracks for you to work with on your own. In addition, you’ll be able to loop or slow down any of the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace.

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