Howlin’ Wolf’s Killing Floor Riff…

Here’s a great example of how you can take one riff and move it through the 12 bar blues progression without really changing anything. It’s also a great example of little “chord scales” (described in more detail in lesson 29 of Blues Guitar Unleashed.) Downloads – MP4 | WMV | TAB (PDF)

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Country Style 8 Bar Blues Lick In Major Pentatonic

Since we done got country-fied on the last lesson… I thought it fitting to show you my favorite little country blues scale pattern. It’s just a major pentatonic idea, but it fits so well under your fingers that it gets used ALL… THE… TIME… by country guys and the Allman Brothers alike (you’d be amazed…

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Country Blues 8 Bar Comping

So by an interesting turn of events, and the generosity of a good friend, this one-of-a-kind Telecaster that was made for the BGU Live event back in 2012 has found it’s way back to me. And well, when I get a sweet Tele in my hands it’s hard not to lean a little more country…

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Independence Day 2014 Star Spangled Banner

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Merry Christmas Lesson (Silver Bells)

Merry Christmas! I’m a little late getting a new lesson out for this year… but this will be a lot of fun and worth the wait! The TAB is here.

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Bluesy Major Pentatonic Turnaround Lick

I was playing a gig the other night and I played this turnaround idea over a slow blues and thought, “that was cool, I should do a video of that move.” So I did. And here it is. Enjoy! And if you need the TAB for that pattern it’s here.

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Happy B-Day BB!

There’s no denying that BB King was a HUGE influence on me as a guitar player, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that the way BB King puts on a show was pretty much the ideal that I’ve always held for my own band. The first time I saw BB King was…

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Putting The Pieces Together Into A Real Song

It seems that one thing a lot of people get hung up on is playing “real songs” as opposed to the examples and songs within the Blues Guitar Unleashed course. This all started as a great discussion on the Blues Guitar Unleashed Member Forum (just one of the perks…) and really showed me that there…

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Billy Gibbons La Grange Style Lick

Here’s a lick in the style of something Billy Gibbons would play in the solo to La Grange. The riff is basically a C minor groove (C, Eb, and F power chords.) So the C minor pentatonic and blues scales are what you want to use. The key to this lick is to get the…

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Guitar Lesson: Double Stops

I’ve been talking on the BGU member forum via personal message about how to harmonize a major scale in 3rds and apply it to blues. It’s something that I do cover in Blues Guitar Unleashed but it’s a really broad topic and definitely something that could get many lessons devoted to it to cover it…

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