In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn an acoustic blues in Drop D tuning, along with some general tips for playing blues in this tuning. This sounds great on acoustic or electric guitar (especially with a little overdrive and tremolo), and is a solo composition (no jam track needed).
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’re getting two lessons in one. You’ll learn both the rhythm (played fingerstyle) and the lead for this melodic acoustic duet. The jam tracks allow you and I to play this duet together and allow you to accompany me with either the rhythm or lead part.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a blues lead that’s played over a B flat shuffle which includes several “out of the box” type licks, designed to make your lead sound more sophisticated. This is perfect for those of you that are looking to add a little more jazz to your blues leads.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a ragtime blues composition by yourself on guitar (no jam track). As you play through the chords, you’ll learn a fill lick that corresponds with each chord. This sounds great at any tempo and works on acoustic or electric guitar.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play an Alt-Country (Alternative Country) style lead with a lot of open space. The first half is very slow and easy to play, basically strumming arpeggiating chords. The second half has more of a country, blues style lead.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to improvise a slow and soulful lead over a non-conventional jam track (this is not your typical 1, 4, 5 chord format). You’ll be using the G minor scale to play over the entire jam track track and will be playing this fingerstyle to slow things down […]
Ragtime Blues Lead That You Can Play By Yourself – Playing the Changes Solo – Blues Lead Guitar Lesson EP348
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a ragtime blues lead by targeting chord tones and playing arpeggios. This lesson is designed to give you a more sophisticated sounding lead when improvising. This is a standalone composition that you can play by yourself, no jam track is needed.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a rock blues rhythm along with all of the details for the strum pattern. This is really designed to help those of you that struggle with timing – knowing when to come in, and how to stay on the beat.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to actually USE the CAGED system (in a practical sense) to play a country blues composition that requires no accompaniment. You’ll be killing 2 birds with one stone by playing a really fun song, while learning the CAGED chord positions. All played using triads. This will be […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow blues lead on electric guitar (although you could also do this on acoustic), that doesn’t need a jam track. You’ll be playing in the key of the song for this one, as opposed to “playing the chord changes”.
Connecting Chord Shapes to the Pentatonic Scales – Useful when playing the changes – Guitar Lesson EP344
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to visualize the chord changes when playing lead, by connecting pentatonic patterns to chord shapes. This uses the same jam track from last week (EP343)
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll up your rhythm game by learning how to improvise various rhythm parts using the CAGED System. This also makes use of triads and harmonized 3rds in multiple neck positions.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a minor key blues jam in the key of B flat by yourself on guitar. This uses the classic “Call & Response” technique to allow you to jump back and forth between rhythm and lead parts.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a rock, blues lead that uses both minor and major pentatonic scales. I’ll explain my thought process for choosing either the major or minor path when playing a solo.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to compose and play a country blues composition on acoustic guitar. I’ll walk through my thought process for alternating back and forth between chords and lead, while playing the chord changes.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow and easy, B.B. King style lead by using the major pentatonic scale. I’ll show you my trick for finding the major pentatonic scale triangle so that you can easily translate these licks to any key. The jam track for this lesson has a […]
In this week’s guitar lesson you’ll learn several creative rhythm ideas to play over a soulful jam track. I’ll show you several of my “go-to” rhythm fill lick ideas so that you can start using them when you play. I’ve also included a simple B.B. King style lead that uses what I refer to as […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a solo arrangement of the Christmas song, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. In addition to showing you how to play it, I’ll explain my thought process for creating a solo composition like this so that you can create your own.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a slow and easy fingerstyle blues that has a jazz style turnaround. This composition is a solo composition, so no jam track is required. As always, I’ll show you how to play everything note for note and explain why everything works so that you can start applying this […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll use the 5 notes of the minor pentatonic scale to create a dynamic lead, starting low and building to a crescendo. This approach is about saving the high notes and keeping them in reserve for a dramatic build.