Pentatonics are tricky little devils. On the surface, it’s hard to fathom that five little notes could give guitarists so much pleasure and yet, at times, so much pain. A well-placed pentatonic lick is golden. Not having a clue how to dance outside the trusty pentatonic boxes is not. Unfortunately, many of us get caught in […]
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When you hear BB King, you absolutely know it! Part of his unmistakable sweet sound is his ability to weave in and out of major and minor pentatonics at just the right time. The lick we cover in this lesson mimics some of BB’s prowess in blending both the A Major Pentatonic and A Minor […]
Finger picking is simple. It, however, is not easy. It’s really tough to get your thumb pumping out a good solid bass line while pushing through the chords. Oh yeah, on top of that, you have to pluck out the melody. This certainly seems complicated and for good reason. There’s quite a lot going on just to […]
What do you love about finger picking blues? For me, it’s because finger picking is self-sustaining. One guy, one guitar. Go. I love playing with others, don’t get me wrong. But, sitting down with an acoustic guitar and simply being able to play some music complete with rhythm, bass line and melody is incredibly fulfilling as […]
Grab the TAB: PDF | GuitarPro 6 Premium Members Click Here to View the Lesson on myBGI Seventh chords are used a ton in blues and in this lesson, you’ll learn: How to Play an A7 Chord (technically called an A dominant 7th, but we say A7 for short) The 4 Notes Needed in Any […]