In this guitar lesson, you’ll be playing in the key of C minor and will be alternating back and forth between rhythm and lead. The jam track has no guitar tracks so you’ll be filling in all guitar parts, which is great practice from both a creativity and a timing perspective. These types of lessons really force you to be on your toes (in order to keep up with the jam track) and help you develop a sense of timing. This lesson can be played on electric or acoustic guitar.
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Gene Jones says
Waited up most of the night waiting for the lesson. It was worth the wait. Thanks
I like the direction you’ve been going with the lessons lately. Thanks!
Best lesson to date! I have been working on my licks over jam tracks all weekend with timing issues. Brian you focused in on my timing needs once again with soulful mellow blues :).
Mike T. says
Best lesson to date! – for sure. This one is perfect.
Saw this first thing Monday morning. It’s going to be a long day at work, today, while waiting to get to jump in to the lesson.
Michael Allen says
Thanks for another great lesson Brian. I really need these lessons that focus on timing.
I must admit that I worry about you cranking these high quality lessons out every week. It seems like a daunting task.
I appreciate all of your hard work
Robben Ford/Jack Pearson meets BB King.
First rate lesson - thank you. I find myself looking forward to the lessons, but also worry that this is a lot of work and don’t want you to burn out. Great job!
Yet another great lesson. Many thanks , Brian
sweet sounding lesson. Thanks!
Sounds brilliant! Off to the Ryder Cup tomorrow but will get to it as soon as I get home. Really cool!
Thanks Brian! Your lessons just keep getting better and better. I really like these ones that have rhythm and lead parts both and don’t need a jam track to sound good.
Love it. Sounds like The Thrill is Gone. Like the direction you are going in. Many thanks.
Love these alternating rhythm/lead lessons. They so fun to play and are perfect when someone says “You play guitar? Play something!” Also great to play in the guitar store. You are a gifted composer. Keep ‘em coming!
Just what i needed this week.
Struggling with the rhythm on that one. Just need to practice it to get that first. Great lesson as always
jez ward says
great lesson. love that funky organ on the backing track.
The funky background organ is great but if you’d really love to have a blast at home whilst practicing Brian’s arrangement……..then crank up the ole tremolo and attain that classic 1960’s beachy surf sound!! This brings this cool progression to an entirely new level of cool!!
Brian, I’ve been a premium member for almost a year. I have a few other sites I belong to as well. I always fine myself going to your site. I love the variety of lessons on your site. I’ve been playing for a few year as a hobby. I been focusing on blues scales, chords and sorts. But really have been struggling to make music. Your site makes me play music. This lesson is great example of that. Been working on it for a couple of days, and today, I was able to play it smooth with the backing track. My wife came into the room a said that I sounded nice. I said the she needed to thank you. Looking forward to many more great lessons..
Really enjoying this one. This is exactly the sort of sound I had always hoped to achieve and thanks to Brian’s lessons I am getting there. Many thanks.
[email protected] says
Gretto lesson Brian… I have to work hard with strumming… Why not mix with back voice?
Brilliant tasteful lessons every time what massive help. Thank you mate!
This lesson is just what I needed to work on my timing. Thanks for breaking these lessons down and explaining the reasons why they work.
I don’t understand why the rhythm you’re playing at the beginning of the video part 1 is different that the one you’re teaching (also in the tab). I was earing a difference so I decided to play the intro of the video with you the intro.
Maybe I’m wrong but the rhythm you’re playing has much more groove than the one I’ve been working on with your instructions and the tab. Now I understand why.
It’s obvious at 7:08 the first time you’re strumming the 888xxx chord is upstroke while it should be downstroke according to the tab (all beats begin downstroke).
It’s normal because you are actually on the last half beat of the 1st bar then you let it ring for a hole beat and are upstroke again on 2nd half beat of bar 2.
Short version: the last muted chord of bar 1 is actually not muted and 1 half step of bar 2 is a “let ring”.
Or maybe I should go sleeping and practice my timing later..
And by the way, I really appreciate your video ;-)
Great lesson Brian.
Learned a lot of things in this one. Great.
thanks brian.. great tutorial..
Just joined and worked on this lesson today. I’m in need of some new phrasing in my blues and this lesson helps. Very good back track and tabs.
Can’t wait to get home and learn this! Love your teaching style, and love the diversity! Just joined and already learning a lot! Keep up the great lessons☺️
goutfoot john says
great lesson Brian!
A. Minor says
Brilliant composition and lesson. I find rhythm chops pretty challenging and this is just what the doctor ordered. This is really tight.
Wonderful lesson. Thanks Brian.
Thanks for the great lessons. You make it easy to follow along and learn. I’ve been following you for sometime now and have actually learned how to play. Thanks again Brian.
Thank for this lesson! The way you break things down works so well for me. I have tried so many other sites over the past 3 years and nobody takes the time to walk through each lick “note by note” as you do. I am able to complete each song to the end because of your technique. The satisfaction I get is amazing. No other site takes the time to do things “note by note” and this is why I keep coming back!
Just about finished with this lesson. Great job man. Wouldn’t mind seeing a continuation lesson for this.
Ex. What would logically go next in a blues *(Bridge, Chorus, etc.) Perhaps different voicings to so that we aren’t playing just the same 6 & 5th string base chords.
like this kind of lesson in blues , do you have another like It , if so what number is it
thank you , for your hard work, excellent lesson
LARRY G says
Best instruction I have ever had. I use this as my primary learning source. Would it be possible to include a guitar example along with all your jam sessions? I am able to get them into an adjustable speed program. It is exceptionally helpful that way. Thanks, Larry
[email protected] says
I love tunes in a minor key.. Gives that haunting sound to the blues..
kj s says
..Just signed up from London, England. Well done Brian, one of the best ‘guitar’ sites
Kevin D says
This is the lesson, after perusing your You Tube site for at least a year, that made me pull the trigger on a yearly subscription. I’m excited! Thanks.
More minor key slow blues please. This is by far my favorite style of playing. Thanks Brian!
Hows that ‘with guitar jam track’ getting along. No doubt you have loads to do to keep us all occupied with such a fabulous resource as you have created. I will make full use of the file when you post it. I love this lesson as the minor chord shape change is great practice for my stiff fingers and the timing too. Brian so many of your lessons are amazingly good for gettimg technique, it is a great credit to you. Thanks
Don D. says
Thank you, Brian, great tune, great lesson!
Don D. says
Hi Brian, there’s something I haven’t noticed too often, but it happens every so often, it happens here, and it’s a hindrance to counting in. It would be great if all the videos with backing tracks started with silence and we could hear where in the backing track you come in. If both start together, it’s still nice to have that verified.
No biggie, but I hope you’ll make this a consideration for future videos.
Great lesson. I printed out the tab a while ago but shied away from this lesson because of the ghost notes.
After seeing it on throwback Thursday I decided to try it. I still need to work on the ghost notes but its getting there.
This lesson has it all, lead, rhythm, Barre chords!
dries d says
Great lesson.But i still can’t play it perfect.Its about the little details and timing.Your tone is great
pierre c says
sweet as usual
Antonis S says
Amazing lesson…! I like those groovy ones so, so much..! Thanks Brian..! Keep’ em coming… 🙂