How To Play Blues With More Feeling

In today’s video we’re going to talk about how to play the blues with more feeling… Now, obviously, I can’t make you feel more or less – that’s not really what we’re talking about. Nor am I going to tell you to ride more freight trains and have more pain and sorrow in your life…

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NAMM 2018

If you’re a gearhead… this is for you! NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) is where all the new music gear is announced for the year. It’s pretty chaotic, but it’s pretty fun too (in small doses.) But if you couldn’t make it, I took some photos of some upcoming stuff you might enjoy:…

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A Blues Key

Lately I’ve seen a lot of confusion over the word, “key,” as it applies to the blues. For example, when we say a blues is “in the key of E,” it’s not, really. That’s just something we say. And if you’re new to the blues, and new to music, in general, this can be pretty…

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The Albert King Lick

Blues Guitar Lesson - The Albert King Lick

Yes, I know, there isn’t just one Albert King lick… But, this lick, or some variation of it, shows up in darn near every… single… song. So, it’s probably worth learning.

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Picking Vs. Slurring In Practice

This is a quick, but useful lesson on adding slurring (hammer-ons and pull-offs) into your practice routine. The primary thing here is that we are attempting to make your slurred notes sound just like your picked notes – but you’ll never get there, and that’s okay. Like many things in guitar-land, it’s simply the fact…

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Funk Blues In C

Not too long ago I did a video about 9th chords… and in the middle of it I did a little funky blues thing that apparently caught some attention ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t think much about it but I’ve had several requests for more of that – so here’s more, hope you dig it!    

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1 Way To Play Better In 2018…

You’ll see about 37 different “5 ways to play better in 2018” articles this week (I even did one in 2015 if you want to read it it’s not like anything has changed)… But here’s the thing… I really believe there is only 1 way that you’ll get better in 2018 (or any year, for that…

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Happy 2018!

Yes, it’s the end of 2017 in a few hours… hard to believe. This has been such an enormous year here at “BGU HQ” that I thought I’d recap a couple of things and talk about the direction I’d like to go in 2018… and I’m hoping for your input as well, so read on!…

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Merry Christmas Baby – Slow Blues

So the other day I was Christmas shopping with my wife and this song came on the background music. What caught my ear was how it’s a lesson straight out of Blues Guitar Unleashed (The Stormy Slide) and was yet another place where I heard it used in a “real” song ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, in the…

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Mixing Arpeggios And Blues Scales

In this last video on our series about blues and arpeggios we’re going to mix together the sound of the minor blues scale (or pentatonic minor, same thing) and the arpeggios. I’ll give you a couple of different ways to try to approach it:   And if you dig this stuff, you’d really love my…

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