Brooke Blackburn: steeped in the blues
Brooke Blackburn plays guitar with his two brothers in Toronto’s popular R&B outfit BLACKBURN. Their music is rich the blues tradition, inflected with R&B and soul and is electrified with an urban vibe. BLACKBURN brings it all together with conscious lyrics to create a smooth and soulful groove.
Brooke will guide you through many styles of the blues, from jazz-inflected to funky. He’ll demonstrate how to simultaneously play single bass lines and chords, how to play without accompaniment and how to accompany your voice with or without added melody. He’ll cover some double stop ideas, major and minor pentatonic scales and will also delve into octaves. He’ll also discuss songwriting for the blues.