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Learn Every Blues Song Ever in 8 Minutes

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If you've ever wondered how to play the blues on guitar, look no further. Learning the formula of the 12 bar blues is a simple way to understand the most widely used songwriting tool in music. Using moveable guitar shapes, riffs and turnarounds, you can apply these techniques to any song and begin to recognize them in existing ones. Listen to the new album: iTunes: https://goo.gl/kQCrbv Spotify: https://goo.gl/wd2Wnd Bandcamp: https://goo.gl/RgME6b Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/e8QDYa Hit me up on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeanDanielMusic And Insta: https://www.instagram.com/sean_daniel_music/ Website: www.seandanielmusic.com
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John Francis Kennedy (18 hours ago)
I’m gonna do a video about singing a song with a single word.. and the word is.. BIRD ;-)
I love utube. I have lots of people I can learn from. I found this easy to understand. And definetly will take this in. Thanku!
Влад Н (2 days ago)
play the melody first and then speak
Christian Siitia (4 days ago)
Thanks Sean, your videos have helped me alot with all the types of Songs to be played at gigs. Explanations are so simple and easy to follow
John Borgen (5 days ago)
Oh what fun! Thanks! Great lesson!
Sean Daniel (23 hours ago)
Glad you liked it John!
Ed Burdsall (5 days ago)
Very cool, im gettin a Strat...
Sean Daniel (23 hours ago)
Nice! Congrats Ed!
Patricia D. B. (7 days ago)
Dude, we need to see your other hand
Sean Daniel (6 days ago)
It's busy.
Nicolas Heinz (17 days ago)
You're doing so great here on YouTube. You can play, you know stuff about music, WHY do you have to use Clickbaits??? Please stop this, so a musician Can ACTUALLY SEE what to learn from this video... Besides that, good job as always. keep on doin that!
Sean Daniel (12 days ago)
Probably because out of the 1000 videos I've made with educational content, this seems to be the only one YouTube shows to people.
Randy Simmons (17 days ago)
Thats my go to bass playin run
Sean Daniel (12 days ago)
Excellent taste!
guy panevel (20 days ago)
Excellent ! Thanks
Sean Daniel (19 days ago)
Happy to help!
Jeroen Leeuwerke (21 days ago)
This has tought me how to play 'Pride & Joy' aswell as every B.B King song. Amazing! :')
Jeroen Leeuwerke (21 days ago)
I reckon we both missed out on a bit of sarcasm?
Sean Daniel (21 days ago)
So cool to hear the vid was helpful!
kedoink kedoinker (23 days ago)
To-the-point dude! I like it! Am working on it!
Sean Daniel (21 days ago)
Keep rocking!
Roland Lutz (27 days ago)
what a crap - does not deliver what it promises...
Sean Daniel (27 days ago)
Did you watch the whole thing?
John Keating (28 days ago)
Super helpful. Thanks
Sean Daniel (27 days ago)
Happy to help John!
J Krakauer (1 month ago)
Nice breakdown. Thanks for sharing.
Sean Daniel (28 days ago)
Happy to help!
Thank you man, you taught me something :D
Sean Daniel (28 days ago)
Happy to help!
David Robinson (1 month ago)
Brilliant lesson, really learn something easily!
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks so much David!
Conn Willliams (1 month ago)
can you help me understand the way you picked the notes, do you just start with the major scale and play them in secession. then each varied scale declares what comes next or what lol?
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Well those are all notes that exist in a dominant 7 chord (which you'll see all the time in the blues). So it's a different way of playing the notes in the chord one at a time to get a concrete feel for the timing.
Conn Willliams (1 month ago)
so the order would be Key Scale Shape Repeat Shape on each Note
Eddie (1 month ago)
What the name of that guitar
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
It's an Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee HH. Really love that guitar.
Ian Neil (1 month ago)
Yep...nailed it for me Onya Sean
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks Ian!
Edward Ivanisko (1 month ago)
stooooooooopid disrespect for blues..... it did not work for playing " I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll " by Mississippi Fred Mac Dowell
Braborg Braborg (1 month ago)
WOW! Thank you!
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Happy to help!
Telesaurus (1 month ago)
Nice beginner video on tore down. Run the two high strings around the other side of the string posts. You'll get a straighter pull through the nut and I'll bet it intonates better.
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks! I totally messed that up :)
duffermod1 (1 month ago)
Thank you Soooooo much. This is by far one of the easiest lessons to follow. You have really opened up my guitar playing to a new level. Cheers again.
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
So cool to hear!
wow that's amazing
I love the tutorial, only thing is that I can never play the 7th fret, 5th string properly. its a nightmare. amazing tutorial though :-) I like blues but could never find any decent tutorials. lo and behold, I found this one though. it's so simple, but it sounds so similar to actual blues songs. Also, I can't do the turnaround properly, but that might be because I play on acoustic. don't know what you would think??
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching!
Rapaladude (1 month ago)
You wound your E and B strings in the wrong direction.
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
I prefer to focus that I wound the E, A, D and G string in the right direction.
Gangle (1 month ago)
bAAAr
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching!
Kosmogonik (1 month ago)
regarding that this is a nonsense video, for those who are interested and trapped with this clickbait - you can't play the blues if you don't feel it. it is in your face, you have to suffer to get the blues. if you don't - play something else accordingly to your mind state. music hates cheaters. this imposer don't get it. he can't play at all actually. beginner technique, no feel of rhythm. he is a shame to music by posting this crap for you people. I played better after 6 months of learning guitar or sooner. dropped blues when I stop suffering, get to jazz then, now back to blues..... I play for over 30 years. still learning.
Cameron Walsh (1 month ago)
Awesome, now there’s going to be even more guitar players thinking they can play blues because they learnt a generic 12 bar blues groove. This is why Blues has stereotypes of being easy. Maybe change the title to beginners 12 bar blues lesson or something. Rant over
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Rant noted.
Troy Baker (1 month ago)
Favorited, Im going to try this once I crack my guitar back out, need to pickup a hobby again. Used to really be into the blues and could play, but this was ten years ago.
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
So great to hear! Welcome back to the party!
Leogem (1 month ago)
Just watched a Live stream jam of yours -- happy to have found your channel. You're awwwessommeee!!!
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks so much! Welcome to the party!
LarryUK (1 month ago)
Two words....Compensated nut.
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
:)
J-Rod26 (1 month ago)
I've been toying with the idea of getting the Sterling version of this guitar. Anyone had any experience with it?
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
I wish I could tell you but I've never tried one!
ez sy (1 month ago)
Wow pewdiepie does guitar tutorials
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Yup.
Sergi Yo (2 months ago)
And that's it. Now you're B.B.King, or John Lee Hooker, or Clapton, or Bonamassa, or whoever you admire. Who wants to know about scales, improvising, etcetera, when you can play 4 notes? Nice video for beginners. Bad title.
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching ;)
Elvis Ciprian (2 months ago)
Thanks, you rock 😎🎸, I understand what you are talking about, thanks great lesson
Sean Daniel (1 month ago)
So cool to hear!
Jared Sanford (2 months ago)
that's a tall order..
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
:)
snaggletooth 70 (2 months ago)
Dude you FUKN RULE ...THANX FOR THIS VID..HELPT ME BIG TIME..
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Happy to help!
Godless The Free (2 months ago)
Nice little basic progression, but "Every blues song ever" is slightly overstated I would suggest, and a slight insult to all the great blues guitarists that have ever graced the planet.
Goran Ramovic (2 months ago)
Thank you for being on YouTube
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Happy to help!
Alan Smith (2 months ago)
rock and roll, blues, came from same place...
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
You know it!
Terry Richards (2 months ago)
Jerk!
Vamsy Mudili (2 months ago)
This is Awesome I learn a new thing on guitar you are so talented ❤❤❤👏👏👏👏👏
Vamsy Mudili (2 months ago)
Sean Daniel ur most welcome 😊 have a nice day and Great Week 😊
Vamsy Mudili (2 months ago)
Sean Daniel ur most welcome 😊 have a nice day and Great Week 😊
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Thanks so much!
wladmuir (2 months ago)
Drives me nuts when it keeps switching to closeups on your left hand for open chords.
Szakal iDomin (2 months ago)
Took me far more than 8 minutes to learn this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZtRqHildg8 actually i waisted 8 precious minutes on watching this video...
Stephen Kater (2 months ago)
This is bullshit !! Every Blues song ever in 8 minutes ? There are so many different ones played different. You have no clue about the blues !!
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Carmine Smith (2 months ago)
Hey thanx Sean, you just put some clarity to something I've been using for years, without realizing how universal it really is across genres. I will pay attention for this when listening to my favorite artists. Also gonna try using it to identify the keys different blues songs are played in. Been playing for years by ear, guess it's about time I actually started learning what I'm doing.....lol
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Best of luck Carmine!
RT Six String (2 months ago)
He sounds A Like A Laurence A Welk A
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
I get that a lot.
Jim M (2 months ago)
hi, could you do an explanation lesson per johnny winter--memory pain"?
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Hey I saw your e-mail too! I'll check out that link you sent me :)
Bend Em (2 months ago)
Nice lesson Sean thanks from Australia 👍🏻🎸🇦🇺
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Thanks so much! Cheers from the US!
Bend Em (2 months ago)
Love yours intro. Nothing says the blues like a white guy in a linen shirt 👔 nice 👍🏻 made me laugh with you 👍🏻🎸
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
I appreciate it :)
Simon Smith (2 months ago)
What the fuck is shambre toms? What did you say?
Simon Smith (2 months ago)
Sean Daniel Oh well, here I thought my dirty old work boots were bluesy, I got to get me some of those lol. Seriously though, I had no clue what he was talking about, never heard of it, above my social status.
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Chambray is a design and Toms are the name of the shoe company, very bluesy :)
Danish Michael (2 months ago)
man i love your tutorials.excellent job mate. very informative
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Thanks so much!
hypnosiscenter nyc (2 months ago)
You are one hell of a white guy :) Great lesson ...
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Thanks so much!
The hatter (2 months ago)
You don't learn the blues by just playing it, you have to feel it in your soul to learn it.
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Preach!
Omar Vázquez (2 months ago)
OMG peew de pai its a guitarist
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Haha, I get that a lot.
zebooker (2 months ago)
FIRST: If Johnny Winter wan't too white to play the blues, ditto you. SECOND: Your lesson will work for many MINOR PENTATONIC blues, but NOT "ragtime blues," which are in major keys using mostly major chords. Then there's trad jazz, including "St. Louis Blues," the first "hit" of the blues, as recorded by Bessie Smith.
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Ok maybe not all the blues
Tom R (2 months ago)
Excellent!
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching Tom!
Eric Watler (2 months ago)
You’re a fool very disrespectful to bluess music
etm567 (2 months ago)
Excuse me, but what do you mean by "down a string"? That may be absolutely obvious to you, but not to me. And you do that cute thing where you slide your hand down to the nut and then back up. So what does "down a string" mean? Where the heck are you putting your fingers? I'm not entirely stupid, but I can't quite go that fast, since as yet I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR. That is why I'm watching a lesson. "Down a string." Do you mean to take the same shape and put it based on the 5th fret of the A string? If that is the case, is there some reason why you could not SAY that? No, you do the "I'm so cool" slide down the neck and back up, so your "students," if they are at my level, do not have a chance to figure out where you went when you said "one string down," as before you went to this magical place one string down you slide your very cool fretting hand down to the nut instead of letting us see where you were putting your hand, where you were moving your hand TO from where we last saw it. Are you trying to impress us or teach us? Excuse me for being so temperamental, but, gee, golly, what were you thinking? "Let me make sure they have no idea where I am moving my rectangle to from the first rectangle, and I can insure they have no idea by doing the big slide down to the nut and back"? I'm really angry at you, in case you can't tell. Clearly you can play the guitar and I cannot. Big thanks.
Angelica Vann (1 month ago)
Hello! Hoping to alleviate some of your frustration with a bit of clarification: You asked, " 'Down a string.' Do you mean to take the same shape and put it based on the 5th fret of the A string?" That is precisely correct; moving down a string simply means to play the string located below the one you're on. Thus, you begin the rectangle formation on the 5th Fret, Low E string then shift playing the same formation basing it at the 5th fret, A string. The rectangle as shown @0:52 demonstrates the order in which to play the notes that make up the formation itself. Remember that you'll play the Low E formation four times then switch to the A string to play the formation two times. Addressing the second part to your comment, the "I'm so cool" slide down the neck to the nut and back is merely something comfortable guitar players do out of habit between changing chords. It more of less is a form of muting strings or simply "looking cool" and is something that is developed or comes naturally with playing experience. It serves no real purpose to the lesson taught here so you need not worry - the teacher is simply a comfortable player. :-) Learn to love the journey, my friend! Practice, patience, and dedication are the building blocks of success.
Ashley Griggs (2 months ago)
No way u could learn every blues song in this time!!! Not and do it RIGHT.................
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
Well who has time to do it right?
Jules Jay (2 months ago)
one barrrrrrr
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
:)
Seb Sebastian (2 months ago)
Dude, ofc you have the blues. That's not a Purple Label Ralph Lauren. Keep your chin up, though. Brighter days ahead.
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
One can dream.
Jimaiah Yisrael (2 months ago)
SOUL? I've yet to meet a white guy with SOUL. you white guys can only copy black guitars note for note, only we have the soul, and the real feeling for the blues.
Bran Dean (3 months ago)
This is the white boy blues 😂
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
The whitest!
Kevin Alan (3 months ago)
I can't make it through. your accent is like listening to a Boston woman getting pounded by a homeless guy from Staten island
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
That's a new one.
bejingmao (3 months ago)
Naive as f*** of course, but useful for the totally clueless. How about a followup? Learn every classical piano concerto ever written in 8 minutes?
Sean Daniel (2 months ago)
I'll get right on it!
Steve (3 months ago)
All musica is like thata
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
;)
Frank Truffaut (3 months ago)
Check out the great Jim Mullen talking about BB King and how to create a Blues line https://youtu.be/ZXZ7qOJZmoc
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks for sharing!
siegfried giltay (3 months ago)
bullshit
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
It's true!!!! ;)
Richard B. Davis (3 months ago)
Cool guitar
Richard B. Davis (3 months ago)
Sean Daniel Where are you located ????
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much!
Richard B. Davis (3 months ago)
Excellent
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks Richard!
Raine Carosin (3 months ago)
Please give yourself a huge hug from me! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! Super! Stay Awesome & Keep Making Good Memories! Yay!
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Will do Raine!
Nikhil Singhal (3 months ago)
you look like ANT MAN
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
I get that a lot.
2centavos (3 months ago)
"Nothing says 'blues' like..." 😄
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Buddysimo Simonetta (3 months ago)
Argh!!! Strings 1 and 2 are wound backwards!!! That is designed as straight through for accurate tuning!!!!
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
I'm a rebel
Buddysimo Simonetta (3 months ago)
Love that albert lee. It,s my new favorite axe
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
It's really everything you could ever need.
Kuku Kev (3 months ago)
You say down when you should say up...
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
I'm changing the game!
Very nice tutorial.
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much!
richwiz2 (3 months ago)
This is a great thing to learn; thank-you, Sean.
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Always happy to help!
Udom Simon (3 months ago)
Love all of your videos. thank you. you are a good teacher
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much for watching!
Carlos O (3 months ago)
that’s not every blues song
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Ok, 98%
David Elia (3 months ago)
This is the best explanation of the 12 bar blues I have ever heard- I finallyh inderstand it -Thanks!
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much for saying so!
Marty Danielson (3 months ago)
I've been playing guitar for a few years, so twelve-bar blues isn't new to me. However, I just bought my first acoustic bass (I couldn't pass up the price), and I'm not really sure how to get started with it. Turns out this pattern makes a good structure for a bass line.
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Congrats on the new gear! It definitely makes a good blues bass line!
Jimi Henrod (3 months ago)
You're unbelievable. Your teaching methods help me a lot. I've been playing for years but I'd been struggling playing my blues songs. I wish to were my teacher LOL. Thank you very much
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much! I'll keep em coming!
Michael Campbell (3 months ago)
Best breakdown ever. Thanks
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
thanks so much!
King Robert (3 months ago)
Great! Now I can play Scuttle Buttin by SRV and Guitar boogie by Tommy Emmanuel!
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Just like that!
Richard Vaughan (3 months ago)
Try to slow it down abit brother... I really like youre channel but it’s way to hard to follow youre fast hands..... and understand at the same time. I want to keep following along just try to slow it down even if you need to make longer videos
Richard Vaughan (3 months ago)
Sean Daniel I also wanted to point out my slowing it down comment, disregard the thought. YouTube has a playback button I was aware of but did not know how to use it. Did a quick search and now I can slow youre videos down to see youre hands better
Richard Vaughan (3 months ago)
Sean Daniel Sean I was watching all these different videos on how to play blues music and getting different tips and tricks and I just came back to this video and I finally understand. Thanks for the video my friend. Going to keep practicing
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks for the feedback!
Qush Bat (3 months ago)
As a beginner / intermediate I've watched a lot of lessons on blues. This guy made more sense in one video than several others combined. Well explained.
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
thanks so much!
Mickel Johnson (3 months ago)
Nice shoes
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks!
Phil Piette (3 months ago)
Blues is uninspiring to me
Phil Piette (3 months ago)
Sean Daniel to each his own then!
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Fun to play on guitar though!
gemaf (4 months ago)
Very cool dude 😎
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much for watching!
Conor Barry (4 months ago)
I enjoy you and your videos
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Thanks so much!
Rodee1 (4 months ago)
More.
Sean Daniel (3 months ago)
Coming soon!
ronwill1955 (4 months ago)
Thank you. This was a very good lesson. I will pass it along and tell others about you. Peace
Sean Daniel (4 months ago)
Thanks so much for sharing!
Brad E (4 months ago)
Really great video mate, thanks.
Sean Daniel (4 months ago)
Happy to help!
Musicalvs (4 months ago)
Hey, if im playing jazz rythym w/ 5th dominate and 7th degree a flat5. Seeing how jazz chords are made up of 4 notes(as much known to me). Improvising within each chord i could take the 4 notes from the chord and combine the extra notes from the pentatonic for each chord and improvise for each chord and improvise to the progression continually right? I tried to word it as best i can without being confusing lol.
Musicalvs (4 months ago)
Sean Daniel my real queation now is, is there any particular movable scales that work perfectly (without outside notes of the chord except pentatonic) as i stated above for each degree of a scale?
Sean Daniel (4 months ago)
You're right on. Definitely think of each chord as being either major or minor, and start off by adding some of the major or minor pentatonic notes to it. Should sound great :)
RastaMan Alien (4 months ago)
Hey bro,I like your positive attitude ,I just wanted to suggest giving a quick explanation of the 1-4-5 progression... I'm a teacher also and you are absolutely right about how almost all blues/rock and pop for that matter is only 3 chords,the riffs you play are irrelevant to the basic lesson of learning the roots,E-A-B...G-C-D etc...Bob Dylan always said anymore than 3 chords in a song is just showing off... thanks for your time and keep it up... peace
Sean Daniel (4 months ago)
Thanks so much man! I appreciate the feedback!
junze zhu (4 months ago)
I suddenly find that your looks haven't changed in the last three years!Mr.Daniel is the spy from future??
Sean Daniel (4 months ago)
Shhhhh
John Menyhard (4 months ago)
The same as the bass line
Ken Trock (3 months ago)
Maybe even put a little 2 string power chord on bass at the end.
Sean Daniel (4 months ago)
Yup.

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