Reverse Engineering A Blues Lick

A lot of people seem to think that classic blues licks just sort of fly out of great players, and no one really talks about the fact that those same blues players had to, at some point, take time to work this stuff out. So this is my process, and it works every time, no…

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Bending More Effectively

Today’s short video is not a complete bending tutorial, but more aimed at you if you can sort of bend, but they don’t always seem to make sense. There are reasons we bend, and sometimes there are reasons we don’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your job is to understand the difference between the two… and why we bend…

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What To Practice Next Using “How Vs. What”

Over the last decade and change I’ve gone from a completely private one-on-one environment to almost a “coaching” role as I now guide most people through a more “self directed” journey of guitar discovery… Of  course I create lessons and materials, but in many cases my students have not only several of my offerings, but…

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How To Jam By Yourself As A Beginner

So… today’s lesson is more for the beginners… but it might be quite useful to some of you more experienced players as well. Because even though you might be familiar already with all of the things I’m about show you… you may not have thought to put them all together in quite this same way.…

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Playing Guitar In Retirement?

Now, I realize that not everyone who reads my emails and blog posts is at retirement age, but I know that a lot of you are… And one of the emails that I often get is from new retirees who now feel like they should have all this time to practice… but they find they…

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No Clapping On 1 & 3!

As the saying goes, “Friends don’t let friends clap on 1 and 3…” So, yes, today’s video is with a little tongue-in-cheek irreverence… but it’s still important (we can have some fun and still do the good work ๐Ÿ˜‰ This isn’t hard at all, in terms of what we’re playing, it’s a simple blues progression…

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Trading Fours Over A Shuffle In C With Box 1

Super catchy title today, don’t you think? Well, I couldn’t come up with anything fun, but it’s really fun to play guitar so grab yours and join me ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s no TAB or downloads for this one… just play along!

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Using The Speed Building Blocks With BGU

As I write this, you’ve got about 24 hours left to grab Blues Speed Building Blocks at the special launch price of 40% off here – http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/get-blues-speed-building-blocks-launch Or, you can get it as part of your All Access Pass, which I don’t have a very fancy page for, but you can get more details here…

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Navigating The New Stuff…

Lots of things are afoot here at Planet BGU… You may already have been working with the new Member Portal, but with the launch of Blues Speed Building Blocks and the new All Access Pass, there’s even more to help keep your practice time effective and efficient. So I put together a little screen capture…

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Trading Fours

Trading Fours is something that comes up a lot on gigs, but for some reason I rarely see it discussed. And since I was working with some students who asked about it, I made a video ๐Ÿ™‚ Trading Fours is simply playing a solo for only 4 bars of the 12 bar blues progression at…

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