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Here we start on the note E. First “Skip 2nd Note”, then the “4 Note Repetition” pattern. I hope you can see how useful these patterns can be. Obviously, only playing a pattern is too much – but this is just an exercise. I am going to create a “real solo” where I use plenty of these patterns, to show you how it’s done! Jazz musicians often have a firm grasp of patterns. It’s an incredibly useful tool.
Prince has been a huge influence throughout my life. Here is an example of one of the things he taught me.
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I went down to St. James Infirmary, Saw my baby there, Stretched out on a long white table, So cold, so sweet, so bare. Let her go, let her go, God bless her, Wherever she may be, She can look this wide world over, But she'll never find a sweet man like me.
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Excellent lesson in funk rhythm Robert - thanksYou did not mention that this Prince-style technique requires a purple shirt :-)
I am actually rating you on your constant and determined desire to simplify what you can to help your students. You are the best! Being left handed you don't know how thrilled I was to see your new flip option for lefties. Thanks!
Hi Robert; in the 3rd example1st measure I am counting an extra 8th beat at the end, am I wrong?
Yes I believe you are counting wrong.
Sound Slice is the best instructional I have ever seen!Thank You Robert for your expertise !
Another great lesson. Thanks for all you do...really appreciated. Happy new guitar day. WOW!!! A beauty. Been droolin' over a D'Angelico myself. Can't wait for your review on your new axe.
Great lesson - as always. Easy learning.
Robert, all of your triad lessons are excellent and very useful. This particular lesson is fantastic! Your demonstration of the triad shapes for each note of the C Major scale on different strings across the fretboard has definitely helped both my playing and my understanding of the guitar. The chord shapes are very cool and relatively easy to find and move around the fretboard. I am also following your suggestion of improvising little licks and melodies from the scale while playing the triads. I love this lesson and am now transposing these shapes to other major keys. Thank you again!
Very nicely done. Increased my understanding of triads and chord voicings 100%.
Great Method !
You are by far the best Teacher out there. Your playing is incredible. I was wondering if you have any lessons on Frank Marino's style. Also I can't find where to pick up some tabs on your site to go with the lessons. Thanks for everything.
Robert, i get so much from your lessons. thank you very much and God Bless You Brother. I will be purchasing some lessons very soon!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What an outstanding lesson. I wish I had this one and the Blues Booster lessons years ago!!!
Wishing I had 7 STARS for this marathon, it is exactly THIS broader, deeper knowledge that sets you apart & you keep on giving.
Sincerely hope your recovery is speedy, look after yourself, we need you !
Thanks once again Robert, warm regards from Melbourne, Australia.
Another excellent lesson and demonstration of how the blues should be played, from the best blues teacher (in my opinion) around!
Robert, I forgot my password.
Great lesson Bob! Very useful and easy to follow. Could I get the Bass Tab for the lesson please?
Thanks so much.
Lovin' It! -- Nice job on a blues classic. If I didnt have a tin ear, I think I could pick it up on the tones alone...alas...any advice on training the ear? Thanks!
Ear training - make it part of your practice time to sing along to melodies, licks, solos, etc. The more you do this, the better your ear will become.
Now I understand why you do not post tab all the time, I picked this lesson up by ear. And its awesome! your so cool man.
I love all your lessons and this slow 60 blues is a great package from rhythm to solos that helps me to put it all together in better understanding the blues. I prefer purchasing the package as I have little time to learn as I work so much so joining the membership is not so useful for me as much as the downloads are.
Thank You for all your dedicated work and lessons,
P.S. Would like to learn that turnaround in the SRV style triplet chord tone lick.
Hey Robert, Nice lick! Reminds me of a lick Scott Henderson uses; that is, starting off by stacking 5ths. Can't wait to sit down and get it under my fingers.
excellent way of teaching , cool lick ,thanks Robert
Excellent lesson Robert, and I agree, it definitely has a Gary Moore sound to it.
Please do more of this kind of thing.
Wow, this is great Robert - you are very talented. Say - do I need to know my scales to play this successfully?
No, but it never hurts to know your scales! In fact, this lick can HELP you learn your scales. I certainly hope so.
Cool lick! Smooth sound…
Happy Birthday Robert!
Thank you Jody!
Thank you so much for the lick.It is just what I'm looking for! Keep those great lessons comming!
Thanks so much