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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Slow Blues Turnaround In G

Today’s video is just a fun turnaround lick in the key of G over a slow blues. It’s not too hard to play and has a real nice feel, so dig in! Download this video here

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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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NAMM 2018

If you’re a gearhead… this is for you! NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) is where all the new music gear is announced for the year. It’s pretty chaotic, but it’s pretty fun too (in small doses.) But if you couldn’t make it, I took some photos of some upcoming stuff you might enjoy:…

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A Blues Key

Lately I’ve seen a lot of confusion over the word, “key,” as it applies to the blues. 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, and new to music, in general, this can be pretty…

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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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Picking Vs. Slurring In Practice

This is a quick, but useful lesson on adding slurring (hammer-ons and pull-offs) into your practice routine. The primary thing here is that we are attempting to make your slurred notes sound just like your picked notes – but you’ll never get there, and that’s okay. Like many things in guitar-land, it’s simply the fact…

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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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1 Way To Play Better In 2018…

You’ll see about 37 different “5 ways to play better in 2018” articles this week (I even did one in 2015 if you want to read it it’s not like anything has changed)… But here’s the thing… I really believe there is only 1 way that you’ll get better in 2018 (or any year, for that…

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