9th Chords

9th Chords are some of my favorite chords to use when playing the blues. So let’s talk about them today… Download this video – MP4 | WMV

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Beginning 12 Bar Blues Easy Guitar Lesson

We’re going super basic today for the beginners, just a basic 12 bar blues in E, nothing fancy.  You’ll learn the chords and a simple strum, no stretching or awkward fingerings at all. If this is your speed, you really need my Beginning Blues Guitar course to get all the basics down right.    …

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[VLOG] Practicing 1 Bar + 1 Beat

Today’s blog is a video blog (vlog) where I’ll answer a question about practicing for beginners. Always practice 1 bar + 1 beat…

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Easy Blues Song Arrangement – Hoochie Coochie Man

I thought it might be fun today to look at how you can play a complete song in a simple arrangement. One of the bestest things about blues is the fact that you can make most any song  as easy or as difficult as you want… you can easily scale it to fit your current…

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What’s A Chart Supposed To Be?

As a guitar player we are often faced with “charts…” Either we’re reading them to know how a song goes, or we’re writing them in hopes of sharing a song with a band or a friend or a group. Now, growing up in the before-times (before the internet) and hanging around jazz musicians, charts were…

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Alternatives To The “Blues In E” Rhythm

The “Blues In E” rhythm is one of the most quintessential blues rhythm figures on the planet… almost no other rhythm on your guitar sounds as “blues” as this one. And as long as it’s an E or an A, it’s not too hard to play. Those are open positions, and the stretch is no…

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Gary Clark Jr. When My Train Pulls In Lesson

Nothing but a fun lesson today from a new Gary Clark Jr. song called, “When My Train Pulls In.” This was brought to my attention recently, and while I’m a bit familiar with Gary Clark Jr., I’ve been trying to hear more of his music. He’s become quite popular recently as a modern blues player.…

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The L.H.M.P. Method

I really wish LHMP spelled something cool… that would be really great and make this even more memorable. And believe me, I tried… I tried to get something that would make a word, but sometimes you just can’t force it. Anyway, here’s the story behind this (there is always a story…) Do you find that…

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G&L Doheny Demo

Believe it or not, G&L does not stand for “Griff & Laura,” though it’s a striking coincidence… especially considering Leo’s old haunt is mere minutes from my home in Corona (they’re still on Fender Ave. in Fullerton.) And luckily, they occasionally ask me to try stuff out and they make videos. Well that happened last…

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8 Bar Blues With A Bridge

Today’s video is based on a request for a video about how to play Peter Green’s “Need Your Love So Bad.” So I checked it out and I really like how it’s an 8 bar form with a bridge. It made a good lesson so here you go… enjoy! Download the video – MP4 |…

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