Take Your Pick(ing)…

If you can’t yet walk, do you run? Well, no, of course not… we all instinctively know that. So then are you one of those guitar players stressing out trying to practice your scales and chords and riffs and licks and finding that your pick seems to have a mind of its own? Now at…

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Using Chord Inversions For Solos

Chord inversions are created when you shuffle around the order of the notes in a chord. We don’t think about them much on guitar because we just play the shapes we know and move on… but there is much fun to be had when you learn all 4 shapes πŸ™‚     In case you…

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Can You Walk And Chew Gum?

Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? How about rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time? Well you might want to start practicing because in this video you’ll see how to do quarter note triplets and they can be a little tricky πŸ™‚    

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My Favorite Acoustic Lick

I know I shouldn’t play favorites but I just love this lick… and I use it all the time. I don’t know where I stole it from but I’m passing along the goodness that is this acoustic blues lick πŸ™‚

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Shuffles To Slow Blues

Not much to say about this one except that you probably have some shuffle licks that you never realized were outstanding slow blues licks as well πŸ™‚   Here’s the lick in case you didn’t catch it on the video

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Blues Shuffle Joe B. Style

So I was listening to some Joe Bonamassa and I heard this groove and just really dug it… so much that I thought I’d make a lesson out of it. Not much to say about it – watch, play, enjoy πŸ™‚

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The Clapton Flurry

I love Clapton’s playing… I think we all do. And there’s one thing he does that is pretty uniquely his and I call it the Clapton Flurry. Watch this video of him playing “5 Long Years” and you only have to wait 14 seconds before he starts ripping it up with some rapid fire repeating…

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Target Tones For The IV Chord

Yup… I know it’s a really compelling title today… So let me tell you why you (should) care about today’s lesson… because this is the stuff that makes amazing players sound amazing and just OK players sound – just OK. When you write a perfect essay it leads your reader with words exactly where you…

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The Big 43…

Yup… I’m older today. I’ve hit the big 4-3… kind of underwhelming. It’s not 40, it’s not 50, it’s not even 45. I think I’ll skip it this year πŸ™‚ But hey, you remember my “fake it until you make it”Β article? Well today’s video is a little more of that but with feeling! Enjoy and…

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My Favorite SRV Style V Chord Lick

This is just one of my favorite SRV style licks (and I’ve learned many of them over the years…) It has a specific usage – only over the V chord at bar 9 if the 12 bar pattern where it sort of nods to the V minor blues scale. So in the key of A…

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