Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog BB King was the MASTER at getting a ton of great sounds out of 1 small area of the fretboard… And, personally, I think you’d be better for learning how to do the same thing. There seems to be this romantic type of notion that in order to play cool solos … Continue reading 5 Blues Sounds From 1 Position
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog Many times licks are far too complex… It’s easy to miss the small moves that get repeated in dozens, or maybe hundreds of licks over your lifetime as a guitarist. So today you’ll see the process of taking 3 small moves that appear in hundreds of licks, and how we will: … Continue reading 3 Cool Moves Turned Into A Lick
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog I often call the blues scale and the pentatonic scale “functionally equivalent,” but what does that mean, exactly? Today I’ll tell you about it and why you might want to keep them separate when you practice. Read More This article is from an external source and may contain external links not … Continue reading Pentatonic Vs. Blues Scale
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog When we solo over a blues progression, we have a “key” that we use… t‘s always a “blues in E” or a “blues in A,” and we go with that, even though it’s not entirely accurate (see other videos for that discussion But what happens if it’s not a blues, and … Continue reading How Do You Solo If You Can’t Find The Key?
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog We talk a lot about boxes and patterns of the pentatonic and blues scales on guitar… But what is the actual difference between the major and the minor pentatonic and blues scales? Some folks see “the blues scale” differently than I do, so hopefully this will clear up any misunderstandings. Maybe … Continue reading What’s The Difference Between The Major And Minor Pentatonic Scales?
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog A lot of people see the “boxes” of the pentatonic scale as modes… But they really aren’t used that way and would not be considered modes. So here’s a quick discussion of what modes are and how they work, and how they have the requirement of being diatonic, and not pentatonic. … Continue reading Do Pentatonic Scales Have Modes?
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog When you “build your own blues” tune out of different elements, it can be a challenge to “find” anything outside of your normal open position “box 1” pattern that you’re really comfortable with… So I thought I’d show you some double stop ideas that I like to use, even though they’re … Continue reading Double Stop Acoustic Moves Out Of Box 1
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog While this is FAR from a comprehensive list of the kinds of guitars you could use for blues playing… I did my best to give you a little taste of some of the more common varieties and you can let your own ear be the judge. As always, basic signal path … Continue reading What’s The Best Electric Guitar For Blues?
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog Playing blues guitar starts with chords because chords make songs… Before you can solo and do all that fun stuff, you gotta know your chords, and your chord book isn’t gonna be of much help unless you want to play chords no one wants to listen to Here’s a bunch of … Continue reading What Are The Blues Guitar Chords?
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog Here’s how to blues guitar solo in one video… Call it the 30,000 foot view Obviously, there can be much more to it, but the point is that, fundamentally, it’s really simple. As with most things, the devil is in the details, and where the real fun comes in is learning … Continue reading How To Blues Guitar Solo