Welcome to a new Monday post with 3 random thoughts on all things guitar, music, and life, including a new 12-bar blues course, humans vs drum machines, and more. Here we go…
Welcome to a new Monday post with 3 random thoughts on all things guitar, music, and life, inlcuding blues shuffle, a paradox, and more. Here we go…
One of the toughest things I found about learning guitar was trying to get my head around fingerstyle blues.
Many years ago, I would watch various YouTube videos while trying to learn how to play this style.
Artic Monkeys know how to write a great riff! I know many of my regular readers and subscribers may have never heard of this band from Sheffield, UK, but over here they are pretty big and boy, do they know how to write a classic riff and ‘Do I wanna know?’ is no exception!
As promised after the recent survey, I’ll be more creating a few more blog posts and videos on the blues—particularly acoustic fingerstyle blues. To get started with the blues you really need to be 100% comfortable with the structure, otherwise it will all fall apart quicker than you can say “my baby gone left me”.
In today’s blog post, I’ll teach you how to get comfortable with the basics of blues as well as learn a super cool blues riff.
I don’t know about you, but when I see those books and courses titled something like ‘Learn 256 blues licks’ or ‘Play 99 country rock lead licks’ or something, I get a bit annoyed. Not because those books and courses aren’t good, I’m sure they are, but because who really needs to learn a 100 licks. I mean really, c’mon. How many of those licks do most players actually use?