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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Easy Blues Song Arrangement – Hoochie Coochie Man

I thought it might be fun today to look at how you can play a complete song in a simple arrangement. One of the bestest things about blues is the fact that you can make most any song  as easy or as difficult as you want… you can easily scale it to fit your current…

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Alternatives To The “Blues In E” Rhythm

The “Blues In E” rhythm is one of the most quintessential blues rhythm figures on the planet… almost no other rhythm on your guitar sounds as “blues” as this one. And as long as it’s an E or an A, it’s not too hard to play. Those are open positions, and the stretch is no…

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Gary Clark Jr. When My Train Pulls In Lesson

Nothing but a fun lesson today from a new Gary Clark Jr. song called, “When My Train Pulls In.” This was brought to my attention recently, and while I’m a bit familiar with Gary Clark Jr., I’ve been trying to hear more of his music. He’s become quite popular recently as a modern blues player.…

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8 Bar Blues With A Bridge

Today’s video is based on a request for a video about how to play Peter Green’s “Need Your Love So Bad.” So I checked it out and I really like how it’s an 8 bar form with a bridge. It made a good lesson so here you go… enjoy! Download the video – MP4 |…

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Freddie King 4 Note Solo Licks

There’s a great video of Freddie King doing “Big Legged Woman” live in Europe that I was checking out on the YouTube the other day (https://youtu.be/HXXkD7Dvq_E if you want to see it.) And I noticed as I watched it that Freddie basically stay right in the “4 Note Solo” box for darn near a whole…

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Play Along With Me…

There is one important part of learning to play guitar (and blues soloing in particular) that I think gets too often overlooked. Shoot, even I don’t do this as often as I should. But I can remember as a kid just putting on tapes (or CDs, or even just the radio at times) and just…

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Facebook Live from June 16, 2017

Earlier today I went on Facebook for a little live Q&A session (plus some playing and teaching, of course) and ended up hanging for about an hour! Obviously I don’t always have so much free time, but it was a great session and I think we covered a lot of good things. So, I’ll embed…

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