Happy 2018!

Yes, it’s the end of 2017 in a few hours… hard to believe. This has been such an enormous year here at “BGU HQ” that I thought I’d recap a couple of things and talk about the direction I’d like to go in 2018… and I’m hoping for your input as well, so read on!…

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Merry Christmas Baby – Slow Blues

So the other day I was Christmas shopping with my wife and this song came on the background music. What caught my ear was how it’s a lesson straight out of Blues Guitar Unleashed (The Stormy Slide) and was yet another place where I heard it used in a “real” song 🙂 Now, in the…

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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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The 5 Boxes? Now What?

Yesterday I read a question on an online Facebook group about the 5 boxes which (basically) read… “I’ve learned the 5 pentatonic boxes, now what?” Which, sadly, is an extremely common question… so today I’m going to tackle the answer. First, let’s look at why you learned those 5 boxes, shall we? My guess is…

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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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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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