Blues Keys Vs. Real Keys (With Video)

Here’s the thing… when we say we’re in a “key” in blues, we aren’t really in a key at all. It’s a convenience, but it’s not accurate. 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,…

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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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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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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 🙂 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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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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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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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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