Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 8: Double Stops

In Lesson Seven we talked legato and how we can tie together notes to give our scales and lead lines more flow and depth. In this lesson we are going to look at another concept that will add something new to our lead playing, double stops. A double stop, or a dyad as it is more formally know, is a set of two notes played simultaneously which in some More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 7: Left Hand Technique – Legato

In Lesson Six we talked about using our 12 bar blue pattern and integrating some picked notes from the Minor Pentatonic scale. Now that we’re familiar with some of the notes we can use, it’s time to look at More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, October 19th, 2018
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Ariel Posen’s Five Tips For Slide Tone & Feel

Through his work with The Bros Landreth and now as a solo artist Ariel Posen has earned a reputation as one of the world’s hottest electric slide guitar players. Here he shares his top five tips for getting better More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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The Beginner’s Guide to Slide Guitar

It’s one of the most evocative, expressive and downright cool guitar styles around. But how many of us have sat listening to the likes of Robert Johnson, Sonny Landreth, Jerry Douglas or Ben Harper and thought, More...

Essential Blues Pt. 6: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead
By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Essential Blues Pt. 6: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

In Lesson Five we discussed the Minor Pentatonic Scale in it’s first shape. This scale will be used to start forming our lead guitar lines. A Minor Pentatonic: Using notes from that scale, today we are going More...

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 5: The Minor Pentatonic Scale
By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 5: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Now that you’ve got your 12 bar rhythms nailed and you’ve started to learn about turnarounds, the next step is to start to integrate the idea of some lead guitar into what we do. Lead guitar is something that More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 4: Turnarounds

In the fourth part of his essential guide to the blues, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge gets turned around… Last time we looked at some new chords you can throw into your 12-bar blue rhythms to spice up the sound. More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Learn To Play… In The Style Of John Mayer

Learn to combine your rhythm and lead parts in the style of Grammy winning guitarist John Mayer, with the help of Dion from Your Guitar Academy. Dion talks you through mixing lead lines into CAGED chord shapes, More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Learn To Play… New Light Solo by John Mayer

In our second New Light tuition video from Your Guitar Academy, we teach you how to play the solo of John Mayer’s 2018 viral hit, New Light. In the key of G Major and pentatonic shape 1, Dion talks you More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 3: Chord Extensions

In the third part of his essential guide to the blues, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge gets a shuffle… In the last instalment we looked at turning a few simple chords into a fully-fledged blues shuffle. Now that you’re More...