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The Fundamental Techniques You’ll Need For Texas Shuffle Rhythm

<b>The Woodshed</b> is where you'll become a better blues guitarist.<p>We've got an entire catalog of <b>video courses</b> and <b>free lessons</b> for guitar slingers like you.<p>…

Guitar

Video Lesson: Learn How to Practice Musically—Not Mechanically

Bill EvansApril 14, 2018<p><b>From the June 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Paul Mehling</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You’re playing etudes and exercises, but you feel …

Simple Way To Jam With 3 Chords By Yourself (Rhythm and Lead) Minor Blues Guitar Lesson - ML019

Electric Guitar

Joe Satriani's Guide to Jimi Hendrix-Style R&B Rhythm Guitar

One of the most important aspects of becoming a competent, well-rounded and in-demand guitar player is a dedication to the art of rhythm guitar …

E-Z Does It: Delta Blues-Style, Drone-Based Ideas in the Key of E

27<p>SHARES<p>Close<p>This month, we’ll conclude our exploration of drone-based riffing and soloing approaches and use the open low E string as our drone …

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

Learn to choose the right scale for your guitar solo with these 5 cunning blues licks

<b>Choose the scale for the sound you’re after with these five licks written specially to give a certain sound...</b><p>Minor pentatonic scale over dominant …

Electric Guitar

Rhythm Rules: 8 Ways to Navigate a 12-Bar Blues

These inventive riffs might make your next blues jam a bit more exciting.

Electric Guitar

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Life By the Drop - SRV Blues Guitar Lesson (FULL SONG)

Video Lesson: How to Play Like Son House

Bill EvansJanuary 16, 2018<p>From the March 2018 issue of <i>Acoustic Guitar</i> | BY PETE MADSEN<p>Eddie James “Son” House (1902–1988) played and sang the blues …

Guitar

Play Like the Kings of Texas Blues Rock: SRV, Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter and More | TAB

369<p>SHARES<p>When it comes to Texas blues-guitar legends, T-Bone Walkers, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Pee Wee Craytons, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Freddie …

Guitar

How to Play—and Use—Blues Double-Stops

357<p>SHARES<p>In this new video, Sean Daniel and Ian Stich take on double-stops, which are prevalent in blues soloing. As Ian explains, it involves …

Guitar

Same Guitar, New Sounds: A Guide to Strings

Bill EvansDecember 20, 2017<p><b>From the February 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY KATE KOENIG</b><p>If you’re a guitarist who doesn’t already own the …

How to Play Like Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band and Great Southern

One of the signature elements in Betts’ soloing style is his use of small melodic “cells” that progress in an ascending or descending manner …

Video Lesson: Learn to Play the Talking Blues

Bill EvansNovember 15, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM LEVY</b><p>Sometime in the 1920s, a peculiar form of blues emerged that …

How to Mix Chords with Blues Licks

1.3K<p>SHARES<p>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 …

Let ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Give You a Private Blues Lesson

About nine years ago, ZZ Top guitarist extraordinaire Billy F. Gibbons sat down with Gretsch Billy-Bo in hand to give us a lesson in playing the …

ZZ Top

How to Read Piano Chords

If you understand how to read piano chords, you can sit down and play nearly any song with a basic chord chart – you don't even have to learn a lot …

Electric Guitar

Unraveling the Mysteries of Chicago and Texas Blues Shuffles, Part 1

492<p>SHARES<p>There may be no more an enduring sound that has spanned the long, diverse history of popular music than the blues shuffle.<p>Born from the …

Incorporating the Major Third Across Multiple Octaves in a Blues-Based Solo

Last month we explored the concept of interjecting the major third into solo lines based primarily on the minor pentatonic and blues scales. This …

Electric Guitar

Heavy Swing Blues Rhythms - Volume 1

When I teach a solo, I don't simply play the lick and expect you to figure it out - I call out each note by string and fret number.<p>This method takes …

Play Like Jimi: How to Put Licks In-Between Chords | 10 Examples with TAB

One of the hallmarks of Jimi Hendrix’s style was his technique of playing licks in-between chords. Many of his songs—from “The Wind Cries Mary” to …

Guitar

Why (and How) We Should Learn Jimi Hendrix's Guitar Habits

1<p>SHARES<p>Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitar player of all time. That statement can rile up some people, but if you dissect Hendrix’s guitar sorcery …

Guitar

Play the Scale—Don’t Let the Scale Play You

2<p>SHARES<p>When I first got my greasy little hands on the minor pentatonic scale at the ripe old age of 13, it was mayhem in my household. Luckily, I had …

Power up your pentatonic playing with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Power up your pentatonics with these useful technical approaches to the electric guitar’s most recognizable scale</b><p>Pretty much whatever the style, you …

Developer Submission: Music Stack turns your phone into a music loop pedal

<b>Music Stack Introduction</b><p>Imagine you want to play your musical instrument and also want to play other parts of the same music with the same instrument …

Music Production

Break Out Of The Pentatonic Boxes With This Simple 2-3 Pentatonic Scale Pattern [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: Learning scales is pretty essential when it comes to lead playing, especially for improvisation. One of the first scale you're likely to …

Learning

Learning Triads from Jimi Hendrix

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Walter Iooss Jr. | Getty Images</b><p>It’s great to learn some new chords or concepts, but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to use them …

Learning Triads from Jimi Hendrix

5<p>SHARES<p>It’s great to learn some new chords or concepts, but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to use them into your work.<p>In this video, Tyler …

Guitar