In this lesson, we’ll demystify diminished chords by breaking them down to their basic elements and put them to use in a cool, bluesy way.
In this lesson, we put the ii-V-I progression to work in the context of a fingerpicked 12 bar blues in A. The key difference in this turnaround and the typical blues turnaround is the addition of the II chord (in this lesson B). But we’ve gotta make things bluesy, right?
In this lesson, we’ll utilize a super common ii-V-I jazz progression to liven up the standard 12 bar blues progression.
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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.