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By Texas Blues Alley
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Free blues guitar lessons from Texas Blues Alley. Welcome home guitar slinger :-)
|1||CleanVideoBox 3 Repeating Lick (and Picking Drill)||In this lesson you’ll learn a very cool (and deceptively hard) lick in Box 3 that repeats over and over before resolving to the root note. It can be used over two parts of a 12-bar progression: Bar 5 to 8, and Bar 9 to 12. What makes it difficult is that it is very hard to get the right sound and timing without picking every note, and to do it at the right speed requires you to use alternate picking. If you’ve never worked on alternate picking, you’ll find out when you try to play this lick.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoJump Blues Rhythm In B||In this lesson you’ll learn a fun Jump Blues style rhythm in the key of B. It’s kind of reminiscent of the song “Give Me Back My Wig”, but with a little slower tempo.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoBox 3 to Box 4 - Major To Minor Transition||In this lesson I’ll show you a neat way to transition from Box 3 into Box 4 which switches you from a major to a minor sounding blues lick. It can be used at several places in a 12-bar progression. I’ll show you two different places to use it, with demonstrations.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoPride And Joy Style Ending Lick||This lesson is a sample from Texas Shuffle Breakdown #1. In this lesson you’ll learn an ending lick, similar to the ending lick of Pride And Joy, but with a few more notes added in.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoPride And Joy Style Solo “Takeoff” Lick||If you came here from our email newsletter looking for the “Ending” lick lesson, there was a wrong link in that email. Click here for the correct lesson This is a sample from the course Texas Shuffle Breakdown #1. In this lesson you’ll learn a Pride And Joy style soloing lick that fits right at the beginning of the main solo. It uses some sliding 2-note chords, and a fancy descending lick from Box 2 into Box 1. The odd timing makes it a little more challenging to play than if we were playing it right on the beat.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoLearn a Pride And Joy Style Turnaround||This is a free sample lesson from the course Texas Shuffle Breakdown #1.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoBeginner Blues 12-Bar Ending (with a twist)||Here’s a lick that is used at the end of a lot of 12-bar blues songs. The lick is very simple, easy enough for beginners to learn, and there’s a slight twist at the end to give it a bit more polish.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoBlues “Power” Shuffle Lesson||In this lesson you’ll learn how to play a typical blues shuffle with more power and punch. The inspiration for this lesson comes from a performance of Pride And Joy that SRV played in the Live At El Mocambo show. At the end of his solo break, he played an entire chorus of rhythm instead of going right back into the verse. But something about it sounded…. different. In this lesson I’ll show you why, and how to get that sound.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoSRV & Mayer Sweeping Rake Technique||In this lesson I’ll show you how to play the sweeping rakes that SRV played in “Tin Pan Alley” and John Mayer plays in just about everything.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoHow To Play That I Chord Embellishment In Pride And Joy||Check out Texas Shuffle Rhythms - Vol. 1 Once you’re comfortable playing the fundamentals of the Texas Shuffle rhythm heard in Pride And Joy, it’s time to add some polish with chord embellishments on the transitions. In this free lesson I’ll show you how to embellish the I chord during the transition between repetitions of the main rhythm. There’s some careful picking and muting required, but once you get it right, the rhythm become much more lively.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoThe Fundamental Techniques You’ll Need For Texas Shuffle Rhythm||In this lesson I’ll breakdown the fundamental techniques needed to play the Texas Shuffle style of rhythm guitar heard in “Pride And Joy” by SRV. The notes of the rhythm are easy to figure out, but what’s more challenging is keeping those strings under control as you rake up and down across all 6 strings.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoA Very Famous Blues Turnaround||In the middle of “La Grange” by ZZ Top, there’s a dramatic guitar-only interlude where Rev. Billy Gibbons plays a descending lick several times. That lick is using the same notes that form a very popular blues turnaround. And in this lesson I’ll show you how to play it, and how to find the same corresponding notes in any other key.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoClapton’s “Crossroads” - Two Small Soloing Tips||If you’ve ever wandered into the weeds of the second soloing break in Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, you know how tricky it is to get the right sound and timing. In this lesson I’ll show you two small tweaks that you can make to the licks you might already know to make them sound more like what he’s playing.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoBoogie Blues Breakdown #1 Sample||Here’s a sample from the new course Boogie Blues Breakdown #1.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoThe Secret Way To Sound Insanely Fast On Guitar||If you want to learn how to play fast, you should check out Texas Blues Speed Workshop. But if you just want to SOUND fast, well you’re in for a treat. In this lesson I’ll break down a secret technique that many players use, but hardly anyone wants to share. Why? Because this secret technique makes you sound insanely fast - and you don’t have to learn a single new skill to be able to use it. Don’t believe me? Just watch.||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoRemember The Swing (in Rude Mood)||This is the first lesson of a new course called Boogie Blues Rhythms - Vol. 1. The purpose of the course is to give players a way to start learning the boogie blues rhythm style from the song Rude Mood by SRV, but at a much easier tempo. In this first lesson I’ll demonstrate the importance of retaining the “swing” feel in your rhythm when playing this style, especially as the tempo gets faster.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoSRV - Lenny, Chorded Hammer-ons||In this lesson I’ll show you how to play the hammer-ons for that chord that SRV walked up and down the fretboard. This is a little challenging because we have to use our pinky in a way most of us aren’t used to, but with a little practice you’ll get it. It becomes progressively harder the further down the fretboard you do it, so start high, and work on moving it down as you get it.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideo3 Quick Tips For That Box 1 Slide||There’s a little slide that we all do, sliding up from Box 1 into Box 2, and back down again. In this lesson I’ll show you 3 small things you can do to make that slide back down sound a little more polished and interesting.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoSRV - Collins Shuffle - Fitzgeralds 8.22.80, 3:17||I discovered this gem while listening to an early bootleg recording of SRV from a performance at Fitzgerald’s club in Houston on 8.22.80. This comes from a medley of songs that included Collins Shuffle. In the middle of that song, he repeats the same lick over an entire 12-bar chorus. It mixes single notes and chords, with lots of vibrato on each.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoPeter Green - Oh Well, Intro||This has to be one of the baddest blues rock song intros of all time. We’re going to learn the intro to the song Oh Well by the great Peter Green, while he was with Fleetwood Mac.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I have improved my guitar licks within the first 5 minutes of these podcasts..the instructions are clear,the sound is great,and anthony is a great teacher..do yourself a favor and watch these podcasts..they will not dissapoint!..For intermediate players looking to improve their lead guitar playing these episodes are a must watch!!! 5 stars all the way!!!!
Have you on my fb and love your
lessons man! thanks so much!
Anthony is an amazing teacher for all levels!