Open E7 And A7 Options

Today’s video is a fairly simple idea that can be used in a lot of different ways. It’s not difficult, so I’ll say this might even be a beginning level lesson, but it’s something I didn’t know about until I’d been playing for many years, and now I see it come up in lots of…

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Major Pentatonic Pattern In 3 Positions

As with many of my blog lessons, this one comes from a question… The question was in reference to using the Major Pentatonic Scale over a blues… and changing the scale for each chord. Short answer, yes, you can, and here’s how (longer version, it’s not my thing… but you might really love this sound)…

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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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Let’s Talk Technique…

As blues players, sometimes the word technique leaves a… less than desireable taste… Blues is about feeling the music and playing from your heart and leaving your soul bare on the stage for all to see and hear… But, how do you think you’re going to do that if you can’t play well? If I…

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How To Start Red House

First things first… this is not a “How to play Red House” lesson (I don’t want the Hendrix estate beating down my door!) However, I’ve recently heard a LOT of guitar players try to start this tune with a band… and many of them did not work out well. But the reason probably ain’t what…

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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 🙂 Trading Fours is simply playing a solo for only 4 bars of the 12 bar blues progression at…

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Blues With A Buddy – Soloing 1

Not long ago, I did another video about what I call, “Blues With A Buddy,” and some rhythm ideas to try… And I said I’d do another video with some soloing ideas… so here you go! Enjoy, and give this a try for yourself.

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Blues With A Buddy – Slow Blues In E

The premise behind today’s lesson is this situation… You and a buddy are hanging out to play some guitar, but neither of you knows the same tune so you figure you’ll just play, “Blues In E.” That means, one of you will play rhythm while the other plays lead, then you’ll switch. Common courtesy is…

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Some Music Store Blues…

The idea behind today’s lesson is simple… you walk into a music and pull a guitar off the wall, what do you play? Doesn’t matter if it’s acoustic or electric, and doesn’t matter if you have a pick in your pocket or now – you should be able to play a little something. Of course,…

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