Blues-i-fy Your Arpeggios

When you play the 7th arpeggios we learned yesterday, it’s easy to make them sound blocky and not very much like the blues. In this video I’ll show you how to blues-i-fy your arpeggios to start making them sound like real blues music.

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Three 7th Arpeggio Shapes You Should Know

In my course, Chord By Chord Blues Soloing, we utilize a lot of arpeggios of Dominant 7th chords (the type of chords most often used in the blues.) Arpeggios are such a great thing to know, and to be able to play. That I thought I’d give you an introduction to those arpeggios today and…

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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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