What's A Boogaloo?

Hard Bop And Boogaloo

I received more than one email this past week asking about where things were headed with my Practicing Blues Guitarist series. One person wrote, "Is there somewhere in all of this that addresses playing changes over jazzier...

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Play The Changes With Two Scales

 

Mission Control

February Album Writing Month is over. I'm pleased to say I "won" for the eighth year running, which means that, along with around  2,500 other people, I completed and posted my fourteen songs within the 28-day deadline. It's...

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Three Ways To Look At Swing And Jump Blues

Here's what happened. I was at the National Guitar Workshop one week back in the '90s when someone attached my name to a course listing on a bulletin board. I'd mentioned in passing that I could offer a one-hour elective class on blues...

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Courses For (Blues and Jazz) Horses

courses improvisation Feb 21, 2019

So, a couple of years ago, I taught an online course I called The Practicing Blues Guitarist. I've always thought the whole trick to getting better at playing the guitar was learning how to practice better. And since a lot of what I was thinking...

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The Swing Scale In Open D Tuning

 
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Fingerstyle Blues In Any Key

 
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Bluesier Travis Picking Up The Neck

 

Blues In C, Blues In E, Blues In The Back Of An Odyssey

Happy 2018! Personally, I decided to celebrate the new year by moving Studio Fretboard to new premises. Well, perhaps "decided" is not exactly the mot juste. The building I'd been working out...

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The Jazz vs Blues Party Trick

 
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Alternating Thumb Tricks For E Blues Licks

 
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How To Practice Improvising

improvisation practicing Aug 09, 2017
 
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