Freddie King 4 Note Solo Licks

There’s a great video of Freddie King doing “Big Legged Woman” live in Europe that I was checking out on the YouTube the other day (https://youtu.be/HXXkD7Dvq_E if you want to see it.) And I noticed as I watched it that Freddie basically stay right in the “4 Note Solo” box for darn near a whole…

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Required Listening And Playing

Someone asked me for a “required listening” list for blues guitar… and I was, at first, a little surprised. But then I realized that it’s easy for those of us who “live” with blues music to find a lot of great examples of the blues… and if you’re new to the blues, then it’s not…

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Bluesapalooza Pedalboard Rundown

Laura and I are heading off to Mammoth Lakes (California) today because we are performing at the annual Bluesapalooza Blues And Brews Festival up there on Sunday at 11:00am (and yes, there are still tickets if you want to come and join us!) But I took a little time yesterday while putting the pedalboard together…

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Play Along With Me…

There is one important part of learning to play guitar (and blues soloing in particular) that I think gets too often overlooked. Shoot, even I don’t do this as often as I should. But I can remember as a kid just putting on tapes (or CDs, or even just the radio at times) and just…

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Facebook Live from June 16, 2017

Earlier today I went on Facebook for a little live Q&A session (plus some playing and teaching, of course) and ended up hanging for about an hour! Obviously I don’t always have so much free time, but it was a great session and I think we covered a lot of good things. So, I’ll embed…

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How To Choose Your First (Or Next) Electric Guitar

Must be something in the water lately… I’ve been getting a LOT of emails about choosing a first electric guitar. So many such that I thought it time I give you some tips here. Tip #1: Decide On Your Budget First If you can spend $500, there’s a guitar for you. If you can spend…

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The Spent Money Blues On Electric With Different Words

I had a request from the forum for The Spent Money Blues played on electric instead of acoustic guitar… So I played it, but then I did some other fun stuff, enjoy.

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Facebook Live 5-19-17 Pentatonic Scales

Spent a little time on the Facebook live yesterday afternoon… in case you missed it, here’s the replay 🙂 I don’t have downloads for this… but you can always watch it on YouTube as well if that makes it work better for you.

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Beginning Blues Soloing Without Thinking About Scales…

Have you always wanted to play blues solos but aren’t so interested in going through such a steep learning curve? You might think you have to learn a bunch of scales or “boxes” or “patterns”… and then there’s the music theory and all these “licks” people keep talking about? “Can’t you just play?” Yes, you…

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The G&L ASAT Classic

One of the perks of living in Corona is I’m near G&L Guitars in Fullerton (and yes, I’m near the Fender custom shop too, but I try not to visit… it’s hard on the wallet.) Well the good folks at G&L do a cool little video series called “Live At Leo’s” and they asked yours…

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