Did you know? My New Website is now live - Master Guitar Academy. Join me there - it's where you can learn with me every week. Both live sessions and new weekly lessons, continually.
Do you like these FREE lessons? They took me hundreds of hours to make.
If you want me to continue these free lessons, Please Help
by providing a donation.
Slowing down songs is another great way to learn from records and your song collection. I use Song Surgeon,
which works really well for this. Check it out.
Guitar Lesson Overview
Here is an E blues shuffle emphasizing the octave and the minor 3rd - simple pattern that sounds cool. It's sounds quite "minor", unless you bend that G note up to G#. Minor blues is cool too!
The B (5 chord) part is a bit tricky. You can hear in the video how I mess up the first 8th note in the demonstration. That's okay though, you don't have to be perfect when playing the blues, but make sure you keep accurate time - always practice with a metronome! Also make sure you play the correct number of measures for each chord.
I used a Hell Bender from http://www.HellGuitars.com and a
Line 6 POD HD500 from http://line6.com
If you have not yet tried the web site JamPlay, you need to check it out. They have kindly offered a special 7 Day Free trial to visitors of Dolphinstreet. I have reviewed their site, and I have to say it is VERY impressive. So much good material to learn from.
What can you learn at JamPlay?
JamPlay has over 535 hours of lessons, and currently 45 different teachers. The lessons are from 15 minutes to 1 hour.
The lessons come with printable materials and supplemental content - TAB, chord charts, exercises and a lot more. Here is an overview of some of the things you can learn at JamPlay.
Go ahead and give it a try, it is free for 7 days so you have nothing to lose.
I use Guitar Pro for most of my video lessons. It is a great product that will not only show you the notes in both TAB and standard notation, you will also HEAR them being played at the same you see them. Very helpful for learning! Click the link below to try the free demo.
I have lots of gear demos too on this site. Go and take a look at some of my
Guitar Videos for some examples of gear I use or have used.
Why don't you add a comment to this video?
Want to talk about any of these guitar lesssons?
Join me at my guitar forum! I try to answer any questions regarding lessons, technique, playing styles, gear, etc. You are welcome to join the Dolphinstreet Forum group of players.