The 5 Boxes? Now What?

Yesterday I read a question on an online Facebook group about the 5 boxes which (basically) read… “I’ve learned the 5 pentatonic boxes, now what?” Which, sadly, is an extremely common question… so today I’m going to tackle the answer. First, let’s look at why you learned those 5 boxes, shall we? My guess is…

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Peter Green Shuffle Lick

Ain’t nothing today but a fun Peter Green lick I swiped for you from my Blues Solo Construction Kit course… Learn it, use it, love it! Download this video – MP4 | WMV

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Key To The Highway – Easy Arrangement

Similar to what we did with Hoochie Coochie Man a while back, let’s look at an easy way to play the classic 8 bar blues, Key To The Highway… Download this video – MP4 | WMV If this is just about your speed, you might want to check out my Beginning Blues Guitar course, or…

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The C7 Grip Chord

This is a short video today (I think it’s under 3 minutes) but it’s one of my favorite chord shapes and I so rarely see it used! I hope you can help end the suffering and bring this poor, under utilized chord shape out into the light of the world… Download this video – MP4…

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BGU Solo 1 As A Shuffle

Sometimes it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees… so I like to point out times when you can take something that you might already have down, and show you how it can be used in a different way. So in today’s video I’m picking on the lowly solo 1 from Blues Guitar Unleashed.…

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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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