In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a ragtime blues composition that’s played fingerstyle. You can do this one by yourself, no accompaniment is required. In addition to learning how to play the song, you’ll learn the 2 main thumb patterns used in fingerstyle compositions, and how they relate to the chords.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play lead on acoustic guitar over a ragtime piano rhythm backing track. Even though the backing track has lots of chords, I’ll show you an easy way to improvise a lead over it.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to spice up your rhythm and lead in a funky, minor key blues composition by learning to play “outside the box” (which means including something unexpected). This is much more common in jazz, but sounds just as good in the blues.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a fun, minor key R&B style composition on acoustic guitar that is designed to give some different ideas for approaching rhythm. You’ll be using the “Call & Response” style technique to alternate back and forth between rhythm and lead.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play both rhythm and lead in a solo jam session (no accompaniment needed). You’ll also learn a right-hand strum technique and how to play the Mixolydian scale when soloing. Everything is created with just 4 basic chords (E, Bm, A, and G)..
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow (and easy) country lead by playing the chord changes. This lesson is designed to show you a different way of playing lead, by focusing on chords and arpeggios instead of scales. This technique works especially well over slow songs where the band stays […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a soulful blues lead over a C chord and it’s relative minor (A minor). I’ll explain how you can play the exact same pentatonic notes and they’ll work over both of those chords, making it very easy to solo. You’ll also learn how to easily […]
Learn a Jazzy, Blues Composition That You Can Play By Yourself on Guitar – Blues Guitar Lesson – EP289
In this week’s lesson, you’ll learn a solo blues composition (no accompaniment required) that isn’t the typical 1, 4, 5 blues format. This has a jazzy chord arrangement to keep things interesting and give you ideas for other ways to play the blues (similar to Lonnie Johnson’s approach). This also uses the “call & response” […]
Play a 12 Bar Blues Composition By Yourself on Guitar (No Accompaniment) Blues Guitar Lesson – EP288
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a classic, 12 bar blues composition that you can play by yourself on electric or acoustic guitar. This uses the “call & response” technique which allows you to easily go back and forth between rhythm and lead licks. As always, I’ll break everything down note for note and […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a Western Swing style lead by playing the chord changes (changing scales to match the chords). This is designed to teach you how to play more melodic and interesting sounding leads when improvising.