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In this lesson from Blues Guitar Institute, you’ll learn how to get more from your fretboard with the five dominant seventh chord shapes. Maybe it’s because I’m a little dense at times or maybe it’s because I foolishly skipped all the theory lessons in my formative years; but, whatever the reason, learning that a given […]
In this lesson, you’ll learn the reason why even blues players need to know a bit about arpeggios. Metalheads, shredders, virtuosos….those are the only guitar players that need to know about arpeggios, right? Honestly, I used to think so. I struggled to apply the rote memorization of arpeggios to my playing as a blues guitarist. […]
In this lesson, you’ll learn a cool way to leverage chord shapes that you already know by attaching a scale pattern to the chord. Scales and chords are different. But same. They come from the same place and if you meld the two together, you can really start to see improvements in your licks. Whether […]
In this lesson, you’ll learn a simple tweak to three familiar chord shapes to make them into bluesy 7th chords and then we’ll learn how to leverage what you already with movable chord shapes.
In this lesson, I’ll show you my method for learning the note names on the fretboard.
This month’s Tuesday Blues lessons have been focused on topics that help you make music. We’ve covered some cool stuff, but nothing is as important to guitarists as the solo. Let’s face it, a great solo is probably what caught your ear and pulled you to pick up the guitar in the first place. It was for me.
The problem is that there seems to be a lot of mystery in crafting a great solo. Solos seem to pour out of Clapton and SRV but for most of us, a good solo takes work. But there are some things you can do in your playing to help you develop a great solo.
In this lesson, we’ll focus on building solid rhythm skills by highlighting the difference between straight and shuffle rhythm.