Muting Unwanted Strings

Lately I’ve had a lot of questions regarding muting out unwanted strings on your guitar when doing bends or playing single notes. I actually made this video to include it in the Blues Guitar Unleashed course, but it wouldn’t fit on the DVDs and I found it not too long ago. It’s been reformatted to…

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Barre Chords or Bar Chords

Few things strike fear into the hearts of aspiring guitarists like the words “barre chords.” The question I am most often asked is basically something along the lines of…. “I just can’t make a barre chord sound all the way. I have short/fat/stubby fingers and I just can’t get them to play a barre chord.…

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Using Riffmaster Pro To Look At The Road

If you’ve read many of my emails or lessons, you’ve probably heard me talk about “looking at the road and not the wall” when you practice. What I mean by that is like race car drivers looking at the wall and thinking “oh I hope I don’t hit the wall,” you’ll end up sounding like…

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My New Blues Junior Video

One of the forums on the BGU bulletin board is a gear forum. Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the Fender Blues Junior which is a great little amp for home and small gigs. I recently got one of their limited Texas Red versions and did a video of that amp with some…

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More Advanced TAB Reading

There have been a few questions on the Blues Guitar Unleashed members’ forum about reading some of the more unusual symbols in TAB (tablature). I did this video in hopes of answering those questions and thought it would be useful to a lot of people.

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Major Minor Solo Example

Yesterday I posted a lesson where I talked about using the major and minor blues scales over different portions of a 12 bar blues progression. I took that video clip right off the DVD and didn’t realize I had a little segue into the solo example that followed… oops. Many of you caught it, and…

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The Secret Of Blues..

It’s odd how things come in to your life at times when you aren’t ready… Now, I’m not some zen master with some mystery of the universe unsolved, not by any means. But when I learned what I’m going to share with you today, I was actually at a weekend-long guitar clinic back in the…

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The Tore Down Rhythm

I make no bones about the fact that I’m a big Freddie King fan, and his version of “I’m Tore Down” is one of my personal favorite tunes. If you have Eric Clapton’s “From the Cradle” CD (or mp3 or whatever those kids are listening to these days) you’ll hear he did a killer version…

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I learned a solo… now what?

In this video I’m going to take solo 1 from Blues Guitar Unleashed and “mangle it” in such a way that it works over 2 different tunes. One is in a different key, but a similar feel, the other is in both a different key and a different feel. Have fun with this… If you…

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Solo Example #1

This is solo #1 from the Blues Guitar Unleashed DVD Series. Aside from the fact that I use it in other lessons, it’s a great solo for a blues in the key of A in a straight (as in… not a swing) feel. It’s a moderate tempo… not slow, but certainly not fast either. And…

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