Western Swing Chords On The Blues

 

Mistakes Were Made

I was listening to Leo Sidran's podcast The Third Story this week, in particular his interview with pianist and harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy. It's a great interview, including, among other things, Levy's explanation of how the...

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How To Sound Like Yourself As A Musician

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Fingerstyle Blues Licks In Dropped D

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Alternating Thumb Tricks For E Blues Licks

 
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Jazz Chords For Fingerstyle Blues In A

 

Jazz Algebra

The little mom 'n pop music store where I took guitar lessons in high school is a real estate office now. And Jeff W., my high school guitar teacher, is still around but, as continuing evidence of the immense aura of wisdom that...

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Lightnin' Hopkins Meets Bobby Timmons

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2017
 

I guess everyone in the immediate vicinity of Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins referred to Mr. Hopkins as "Lightnin'," but just thinking about that got to me wondering about blues and jazz musicians without a nickname. It's all downhill and shady once...

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How To Practice With A Metronome

practicing Sep 06, 2017
 

Use the metronome to callibrate time, and learn to hear the click on beats 2 and 4.

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Blues Chord Substitutions From IV To I

 
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Gypsy Jazz Chords For Fingerstyle Blues

 

Gypsy Jazz And String (Tie) Theory

As a steel guitar player in the early 1990s, I went through a brief but unfortunate bolo tie phase, one in which I found confirmation of the notion "like attracts like." Which is to say, once the news is out...

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Walking Bass Turnaround In E

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