Free Lesson Friday
By Texas Blues Alley
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Free blues guitar lessons from Texas Blues Alley. Welcome home guitar slinger :-)
|1||CleanVideoGary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights Rhythm||In this lesson, we’ll look at the deceptively simple rhythm in the song Bright Lights by Gary Clark Jr. The rhythm is based around a single chord with a few embellishments. The challenging part is to get the right “feel”, created by staccato accents alternating with ringing low notes.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoJohn Mayer - Gravity, 2:27||In this lesson we’ll look at a lick from John Mayer’s “Gravity” that includes some of the fast reverse-rake/pull-off/hammer-on combos that have become a signature of his playing.||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoKWS - Shotgun Blues Rhythm||In this lesson we’ll look at the rhythm pattern used by Kenny Wayne Shepherd in his song Shotgun Blues from the Live On album (1999). At first glance, it looks a little like a Pride and Joy copy, but as we dig in, you’ll find that he’s mixing up the single-note rhythm with some chord accents to give the rhythm some weight.||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoSRV - The Sky Is Crying, 2:57||In this first lesson shot on the TXBA Barn stage, we’ll look at a tricky passage from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s solo in the song “The Sky Is Crying”. TXBA Locals will get a backing track and tablature for this lesson.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoRock and Roll Quick Fix #1 - Solo 1||This is a sample from our new course Rock and Roll Quick Fix #1.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThe Wind Cries Mary Song Guide - Lesson 1||Course Link: The Wind Cries Mary Song Guide. This is the first lesson in a new Mini-Course called The Wind Cries Mary Song Guide. If you like this lesson and you want to learn more about this classic Hendrix tune, check out the rest of the course.||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoHow To Mix Chords With Blues Licks||Mixing small chords into your blues licks is a great way to give your soloing a more polished sound. If you’ve never done this before, it might be challenging to know where these small chords are, and which chords you can use over which chord of the progression. In this lesson, I’ll show you a bunch of small 2-note chords that you can mix with your blues licks, and which chord of the progression each can be used over.||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoHendrix - Bold As Love (Olympic Studios), 3:16||There are only two recordings of Jimi Hendrix playing “Bold As Love” (at least that’s all I could find). You’ve probably already heard the version from the Axis: Bold As Love album, but the other is an instrumental rendition recorded at Olympic Studios. The lick taught in this lesson occurs at 3:16 during that recording. It’s a simple 3-note repeating lick moved over each chord of the progression.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideo10 Ways To Help Your Band (hate you)||This video presents 10 great tips for becoming your band’s most favorite member. These tips will ensure you can stay in this band for a long time, and definitely not get fired. You can take these tips seriously because I’m a guitar teacher, on the internet.||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoSRV - The House is Rockin’, 1:15||Buried in the middle of his solo in The House is Rockin, SRV played a fantastic short lick that mixes major and minor, and has a great rhythmic feel. That’s what you’ll learn in this lesson. This is one of my favorite SRV licks of all time, not because it’s super difficult, but for the way it seems to dance back and forth with the beat of the song. The notes aren’t complicated, but the picking might be the most challenging part.||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoHeavy Swing Blues Rhythms - Volume 1 - Lesson 1||Buy This Course Join The Locals This is the first lesson in a new Mini-Course called Heavy Swing Blues Rhythms - Volume 1. In this lesson you’ll learn the first of 5 blues rhythms taught in the course. All the rhythms in this course have a heavy, guitar driven sound over a swing beat. If you like this first lesson, consider buying the course or joining the TXBA Locals.||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoJohn Mayer - Out Of My Mind, 2:08||In this lesson we’ll look at a B.B. King influenced lick from John Mayer. This lick can be found in the song “Out Of My Mind” from the “Try” album. Members of the TXBA Locals will get a simple backing track and tablature with this lesson.||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoFreddie King - Have You Ever Loved A Woman, 7:15||In this lesson we’ll look at a series of bends that Freddie King played in his performance of “Have You Ever Loved A Woman”, found on the “Are You Ready for Freddie?” album.||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoClapton - Third Degree, 3:22||One of my first blues influences was the “From The Cradle” album by Eric Clapton. In this lesson we’ll learn a laid back lick from the slow blues song “Third Degree” off of that album.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoGary Clark Jr. - Numb Rhythm||In this lesson you’ll learn the intense, brooding rhythm part to Gary Clark Jr.’s song “Numb” off of his debut album Blak and Blu. This rhythm isn’t difficult to play, and it makes a great base to solo over.||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
hey anthony thanks for all the lessons they have been amazing in my learning process of just blues in general, I was trying to send you a message directly but had no luck, I know you have all your lessons planned out but if theres any room for requests then I am officially requesting Dirty Pool. That song amazes me. Thanks for everything!!
People. Like you make learning fun
I just came across this awesome podcast and it is a real blessing to see that this very gifted guitar player that the Lord has bless him has taking the time to share his knowgles with us.
And this guy very down to earth as well
So I see have some catching to do
Very helpful and insightful. He also does some great commentary on how to think about playing which I think is more important than playing in a way.