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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 […]
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.
In this lesson, we’ll take a look at an exercise that has two main benefits. First it will help you develop good timing in your fingerpicking and second, you’ll get a hammer on work out!
The most rewarding thing to do on the acoustic guitar is just sit and jam. No accompaniment. Just you and your guitar. This creative process doesn’t have to be difficult. In this lesson, we’ll take a few tried and true blues moves and work them into a nice blues jam starting with a super simple idea.