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Major Pentatonic Scale – How To Play Guitar – Stage 5 Guitar Lesson [IM-153]

In this guitar lesson I wil show you how to play the Major Pentatonic Scale. A basic shape that you already know but with a different root note!! Find th The post Major Pentatonic Scale – How To Play Guitar – Stage 5 Guitar Lesson [IM-153...
by Guitar & Music Institute on Dec 15, 2016

Blues Guitar – The Basics

Blues guitar can be tricky because, for a simple style of music, blues generates a lot of heated debate on how to listen to it, how to play it, and who is any good at it. There is even argument about the blues guitar scale. The starting point for pla...
by Ricky Sharples on Mar 31, 2012

Learn How To Play A Blues Solo

The basis of your efforts to play a blues solo will be the minor pentatonic scale. In the key of E, the scale is: E G A B D. Just five notes, but they are all good ones! If you are new to guitar playing you may not be aware of how many different ways...
by Ricky Sharples on Dec 16, 2011

Blues Guitar Employs The Basic Beat Of African Drums – A Short Study Of The Early Blues Rhythms

Playing blues guitar in a modern world is a strange thing to try. Even the least wealthy in countries in the West are much better off than the old blues men who eventually created the music that was the foundation of all jazz, rock and pop music of t...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Oct 7, 2011

Taking The Time To Find The Most Effective Blues Guitar Instruction

When starting out to search for those perfect lessons for guitar, most people would use the all-seeing ‘G’, and ‘Google it’. Nowadays more searches for all kinds of things are carried out on Youtube, in fact it’s the sec...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Oct 2, 2011

Learning Blues Guitar – Breaking Through To The Next Level

Don’t worry – it’s not unusual for your learning curve to slow up periodically. Every guitarist, whatever what their musical preference, understands the feeling. One fine day you see that you’ve practiced the same piece for so...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Sep 4, 2011

The Use Of Guitar Tablature For Learning Acoustic Blues Guitar

The proper utilization of guitar tablature is a great help in learning music of all forms on guitar, but particularly when finger picking acoustic blues guitar. Most professional guitarists testify that it’s achievable to absorb fresh songs muc...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Sep 1, 2011

The Best Method For Learning Blues Guitar – Musical Notation Or Tablature?

In the 1960s, Stephan Grossman amongst others devised a form of musical notation for guitar that was peculiar to those years. Many of the first blues musicians were gone by this time, but a notable few remained, such as Son House, Mississippi John Hu...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Aug 31, 2011

The Ragtime Guitar Of Reverend Gary Davis

Generally it’s the small details that guitarists incorporate which create all the difference. A lot of of us have played Candy Man by Gary Davis, for a lengthy time, with various levels of success. I’ve played this for years, and then I d...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Aug 27, 2011

So You Want To Play Blues Guitar. First Of All, You Need To Choose Which Style You Prefer

There can’t be too many budding guitarists who watch a blues man play a heart stopping riff on the guitar and not ache to make the same sound. There is something incredibly cool about it that transcends the physical movements. It needn’t...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Jul 28, 2011

The Essential Features Of The Best Guitar Lesson Videos

An on line search for guitar instruction in video format can be a off putting activity, particularly for the new student with no idea of what he needs. What are the best features of the most effective packages available? As you might think, it’...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Jul 27, 2011

Blues Guitar On Youtube

By Jim Bruce If you have a passion for learning to play blues guitar, then a search for blues guitar lessons on YouTube will hand you a ton of free online videos to start you off learning acoustic blues. For the majority people learning guitar techni...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Jul 17, 2011

Do I Absolutely Need To Buy A Two Thousand Dollar Guitar To Play Blues?

By Jim Bruce It’s incredibly common for people to think that the make of acoustic guitar someone uses to pick blues music is really vital to the sound. When I’ve played blues well in public, or upload a video to my Youtube Channel, I ofte...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Jul 12, 2011

Would You Like To Learn ‘Real Deal Blues Guitar – What’s The Difference ?

Son House once remarked that a great many musicians ” … strum some little boogie in E and say it’s the blues – well isn’t !” When somebody inquired “What’s the blues?”, Big Bill Broonzy replied &#...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Jul 12, 2011

The Time I Met A Real Blues Legend – But Things Are Never What They Seem.

Enthusiasts in the know about old blues, either guitar or piano, can rattle off the names of the ‘blues legends ‘. They were the folks who started it all. None of them needed to try and work out what blues was , they were the blues! Names...
by Ferdinand Rennie Music on Jul 4, 2011

A minor pentatonic for improvising

The A minor pentatonic scale has five notes: G A C D E You can play it starting on the low E string at the fifth fret like this: A C D E G A C D E G A C Here’s the tab: E——————————R...
by Ricky Sharples on Apr 28, 2011

Learn how to play a blues guitar

blues guitar lessons If you are someone that is in love with guitars and you will want to make sure that you will soon learn how to play the blues guitar, then you will not have to worry, for you will only need to go on the internet, where you will f...
by Online Guitar Lessons on Apr 16, 2011

Learn how to play a blues guitar

blues guitar lessons If you are someone that is in love with guitars and you will want to make sure that you will soon learn how to play the blues guitar, then you will not have to worry, for you will only need to go on the internet, where you will f...
by Online Guitar Lessons on Apr 16, 2011

The Blues Guitar Scale

If you are new guitar player who wants to make a career or a hobby out of playing blues guitar, then this essay will give you the basic points to get you on your way as a player and interpreter of the blues. Or maybe you have no intention of speciali...
by Ricky Sharples on Mar 23, 2011

Learning the notes for the blues and the minor pentatonic

If you use the A minor pentatonic scale as a basis for your musical education, you will be working with the notes A C D E and G all over the guitar neck. To help you make sense of your explorations, look at the job as learning the scale at the first,...
by Ricky Sharples on Mar 22, 2011


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