I am feeling a little blue today, having just brought two of my boys back from visiting the dentist (ouch!) and a little funky, seeing as this is my first post to this blog in more than a few days/weeks/months!
Anyway, when feeling both blue & funky nothing matches the mood better than a funky blues! Here for your jamming pleasure is a groovy jam track, ... View Lesson
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OK, it isn't officially validated by the Guinness Book of World Records yet. But, to my knowledge, the following 65+ jokes are the largest collection of guitar and guitarist related jokes found on the internet. Enjoy them and don't get offended!
Q: Why are so many guitarists jokes one-liners?
A: So the rest of the ... View Lesson
Drop D Tuning is likely the most popular alternate tuning for guitar. It is often associated with modern hard rock bands and easy one-finger 'power chords'. However, in the following guitar lesson you will see that this tuning has been used by well known band for decades and has more to offer than just rock chords.
To tune to Drop D is very easy. ... View Lesson
Many guitarists don't consider themselves singers. My long term advice: learn to sing! But if you want to be the band leader when you step to the stage at your local jam night, instrumentals will be your songs of choice. Fortunately, for blues guitarists there are lots of choices.
The Bluesbreakers album with Eric ... View Lesson
In Blues Guitar Soloing there is one chord change that makes up much of what you will play. This is the I-IV change (said 'one-four' change). Isolating and practicing over this progression will take your blues soloing to another level. This progression is actually the foundation of many rock and funk songs so you guys might want to tune in, as well.
To practice this change, ... View Lesson
Learning Major Scales in Open Position is a valuable exercise for all guitarists. Rhythm guitarists can use these guitar scale patterns for single note runs, adding notes to chord voicings and creating new chords. Lead guitarists can use the open strings in guitar licks and improvisation. Knowing open position scale patterns will enable you smoothly switch between rhythm and lead guitar.
This guitar lesson shows the ... View Lesson
Yesterday I released a new guitar eBook to my newsletter list. It is called 47 Licks You Must Know. Catchy title, right?
I wrote this book to show licks, phrases and ideas common to many great guitar players and solos. I think it will benefit beginning and advanced guitarists alike.
If you ... View Lesson
Guitar Beginners are excited about learning the guitar but often get nervous about making wrong first-steps in the beginning. Here are answers to some questions that are asked repeatedly in my beginner guitar lessons. I hope this helps some of you out.
1) Should I buy an acoustic or an electric guitar?
Buy whichever guitar ... View Lesson
Exotic Guitar Scales are great for adding spice to your lead guitar playing. I wouldn't suggest learning any of the 12 scales shown in this lesson before learning the minor pentatonic scale, the natural minor or the major scale (see 4 Scales You Should Know
) but they might be part of the sound and guitar style you are searching for. Each of these 5 ... View Lesson
In the following Dorian Mode Jam Track we use G major chords over a repeating A bass note. This keeps reinforcing that 'A' is the root note for our soloing. View Lesson