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

fingerstyle blues Aug 16, 2017
 
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How To Practice Improvising

improvisation practicing Aug 09, 2017
 
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Freddie Green Voicings For Blues In E

 
Surfing Makes You Hungry
 
I had a surfing lesson today. It was my first one ever, and I have to say, this teacher, Isaac, was really good. We started out with our boards on the shore, learning how to get from lying down to standing up. Which...
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5 Practice Tips For Playing Blues Guitar

practicing Jul 26, 2017
 
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Blues Guitar Licks In A Minor

Uncategorized Jul 19, 2017
 

St. Hesitation Infirmary Blues

I've been in New England for the last week and a half, ticking off the boxes one by one: Beach day with 58 degree water, sandcastles and rock climbing? Check. Road trip through three states in under three hours?...

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Mississippi Blues In E

fingerstyle blues Jul 05, 2017
 

The summer fingerstyle theme continues this week with a discussion of how to adapt the signature A9 lick from William Brown's 1940s classic "Mississippi Blues #2" to the key of – where else? – E.

Every time I reference that tune I...

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5 Tips For Learning From Records

practicing Jun 28, 2017
 
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