A Simple Roman Numeral Theory Lesson

Here at Blues Guitar Unleashed, I don’t like to throw big amounts of chord theory your way. I will say that understanding theory can help your playing, but we’ve been proven time and time again by some of the biggest names in the blues that it isn’t essential to be able to play blues guitar.…

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Old School Blues With Guitar Shorty

One of the heavy players in the blues circuit is and has been Guitar Shorty. Shorty has played for audiences all around the country, written some really good stuff, and become known for his heavy blues style and stage performances. I put together a few performances from Shorty that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. From the…

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Guitar Talk With Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya is considered one of the heavy hitters on the touring blues scene today, and he seems like a guy who is staying true to the blues and works hard to keep live music alive. I admire these guys and strive to keep this great music alive in my own right and want to…

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History Of Acoustic Blues Guitar

There are a lot of reasons why I decided to create my course entitled, “Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed,” but one of the main reasons was to celebrate the history of acoustic blues guitar. I’ll be transparent with you, when I had the idea I didn’t have much experience playing that type of solo acoustic blues.…

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How To Use Jam Tracks

Today I have a rather long video at 32 minutes… But don’t leave just yet, this is important. So many people have a hard time turning their licks or rhythms into music. And along with that I see so many people making the same mistakes when it comes to learning the guitar. You see, we…

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Some Of The More Popular Guitarists To Come Out Of Texas

Texas has been known as one of the founding states of the blues. Artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, and Eric Johnson are some of the later players to come out of the scene, but we can trace the roots of early blues players like Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins to…

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Revisiting The Roots Of The Blues With The Black Keys

The Black Keys have had some major success in the past couple of years for a blues rock duo with some additional influences from rap and hip hop. To say it best, The Black Keys are anything but conventional, but there sound is a great recipe for success. Fans, including myself, have found the duo…

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Slow Blues Lick Lesson With Steve Trovato

Probably the one constant among all blues players is our love of the oh-so-soulful slow blues feel… Whether it be Stevie’s “Texas Flood,” Gary Moore’s “Still Got The Blues,” or Hendrix layin’ down a little “Red House,” there is just something about the old school slow blues sound that hits you where you need to…

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Is Going To New York

It looks like Eric Clapton and the gang are gearing up for the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. According to an article in the New York Times, the festival started out in Dallas, TX in 2004, then in 2007 and 2010 was held in Bridgeview, IL near Chicago. Next…

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The Recording Process With Derek Trucks And Susan Tedeschi

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is one of the hottest bands in blues music today, and in my opinion, they are one of the best because they continually strive to stay true to the music. Derek is a monster guitar player and arranger, while Susan is a stellar guitar player and vocalist, and the band they…

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