Building the Blues - Modern Blues Concepts by Chris Buck: Elevate Your Guitar Skills

Are you ready to dive deep into the intricate world of modern blues guitar? Look no further than Building the Blues - Modern Blues Concepts by Chris Buck, where you'll embark on a journey to refine your techniques and enrich your understanding of blues music. This comprehensive series of guitar lessons is meticulously crafted to equip you with essential skills that will not only enhance your playing but also deepen your appreciation for the blues genre.

Mastering Essential Techniques

Picking and Dynamics

One of the cornerstones of guitar mastery lies in the art of picking and dynamics. Through detailed instruction, Chris Buck demystifies the nuances of picking technique, guiding you towards precision and control. By mastering picking dynamics, you'll unlock the ability to infuse your playing with emotion and depth, elevating your performances to new heights.

Solo Structuring

Crafting compelling solos is a skill that every guitarist aspires to achieve. In this series, Chris Buck breaks down the intricacies of solo structuring, empowering you to tell a story through your playing. From building tension to delivering impactful resolutions, you'll learn how to captivate your audience with well-structured and engaging solos.

Multi Step Bends

Bending notes is a hallmark technique in blues guitar, adding expressiveness and flair to your playing. With Chris Buck's expert guidance, you'll delve into the world of multi-step bends, mastering the control and accuracy needed to execute them flawlessly. Whether it's subtle bends or dramatic leaps, these techniques will imbue your playing with authenticity and soul.

Target Notes

Targeting specific notes within a solo can greatly enhance its melodic impact. Through targeted exercises and demonstrations, Chris Buck shows you how to identify and emphasise these crucial notes, allowing you to navigate the fretboard with purpose and intention. By honing your ability to hit target notes, you'll create solos that resonate deeply with listeners.

Hendrix Chords

Jimi Hendrix revolutionised the guitar with his innovative chord voicings and rhythmic sensibilities. In this series, Chris Buck explores the signature chords and voicings used by Hendrix, providing invaluable insights into his groundbreaking style. By incorporating Hendrix chords into your playing, you'll add a distinctive flair to your sound, paying homage to one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

The Power of Performance

Each lesson in Building the Blues - Modern Blues Concepts culminates in a captivating performance by Chris Buck, showcasing the techniques and concepts taught throughout the series. Watching these performances provides invaluable context and inspiration, allowing you to see the techniques in action within a musical context. By observing Chris's masterful execution, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how to apply these techniques in your own playing, accelerating your progress and fuelling your passion for the blues.


Building the Blues - Modern Blues Concepts by Chris Buck is more than just a guitar lesson series – it's a transformative musical experience. Whether you're a seasoned guitarist looking to expand your skill set or a budding musician eager to explore the nuances of blues guitar, this comprehensive series has something to offer everyone. With Chris Buck as your guide, you'll embark on a journey of discovery and growth, unlocking new levels of creativity and expression along the way.

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About The Tutor

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Chris Buck

"I think I knew pretty early on"" laughs British guitarist Chris Buck. ""That first moment of being able to replicate what was coming out of my old man's stereo had a big effect on me. I've wanted to be a musician ever since"". Fast forward ten years and Chris, finds...

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