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“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part IV – Standard Tuning Slide Guitar Edition

Continuing my series on cool blues guitar instructional videos, I want to focus on one of my favorite guitar techniques: slide guitar and in particular, slide guitar played in standard tuning. My older brother went to high school in the

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Posted in Blues, Guitar Logic, Improvisation

“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part III

Continuing my little mini series on instructional blues guitar videos, I want to call to your attention a cool website called Learning Guitar Now w/ John W. Tuggle (http://www.learningguitarnow.com/). The site has dozens of free instructional videos on blues guitar.

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“Layla, you’ve got me on my knees. . . : Isolated Guitar & Backing Tracks

If you’re a music geek like me (and I assume you are if you are reading this) then you are fascinated by the the process of creating music. You want to see how it’s put together. If that’s the case

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Posted in Classic Rock, Jam Band, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“How Blue Can You Get . . .” : Some Lesser Known Blues Solos Worth Checking Out

Lately, I have been concentrating on learning to play the Chapman Stick Guitar (see the Chapman Stick Guitar tab for more info). While it is in many ways different from your standard guitar, it also shares many traits. Because I

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Posted in Blues, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“First There Is A Mountain. . . “: The Allman Brothers and Structured Extended Improvisation

My last post discussed The Allman Brothers Band and their use of arrangement ideas in their Blues songs. This time I would like to talk Allmans and their use of arrangement in their extended improvisations and in particular the song

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Posted in Jam Band, Music Appreciation and Analysis
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