The new lesson is up – a sweet, easy and pleasant minor blues solo in D minor, the saddest of all keys. This solo consists of 10 easy blues licks, and they are great staple licks that you can use in other songs too. Nothing very difficult here, but these licks provide a strong melody, […]
Playing fast is something a lot guitar players want to do. So how do you do it? Needless to say, you need a lot of practice time, but WHAT should you practice? My answer is the technique. In this lesson, you will learn some common blues rock “runs”, using this techniqu. You can view these […]
In this lesson, we’re going to play a really greasy and sweet blues lick, and it’s fairly long. I recommend thinking of this as a phrase, rather than a lick. It’s really several licks that are connected, which creates this sweet phrase. Give it a try! It works great over any blues.
New B Flat soloing course! This one is inspired by BB King’s “Every Day I Have The Blues”. The solo is loaded with sweet, tasty and reusable licks. The solo 48 bars long. Click the button below to get started.
Here’s a nice, melodic E Dorian phrase for you to learn. Jamtrack and lesson files are available on the Soundslice version.
In today’s live stream, I talked about the major scale, how to harmonize it with triads AND 7th chords. Then I showed you how to play diminished chords, and how to use them.
By now, I assume you know that I’m in a virtual rock band, called Warp Kings. We recorded our version of this Christmas classic. Here is my Run Rudolph Run solo, broken down in details for you. The song, in the key of C, uses a typical blues progression. Run Rudolph Run was written by […]
In many cases, you can replace a minor chord (1-3-5) with a minor 7, minor 9, minor 11 or minor 13 chord. These extended minor chords simply give you “more” or “different” colour into to your music. I look at these as colours – sometimes I go for a minor 7 chord and another […]
In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at the Mixolydian mode. I will explain what it is, show you a few ideas, and how you can use the concept of 3rds, to apply it to the fretboard in a musical way. This is also a very useful concept for learning a mode all […]
Here’s a great jazz blues lick that also is a good practice and warmup lick for a few reasons. It uses strict efficient alternate picking, and it also has a quick hand move so that you break away from that boxy style of playing. Furthermore, moving the hand in this way will force you to […]