Guitar Lessons

Cure Those Summertime Blues!

Bluesorrhea Symptoms: Disoriented lines, weak pentatonic tendencies Treatment: Apply sound advice liberally to affected area Doctor Recommends: Blue Groo...

Learn The Rules

by Charlie Doom It wasn’t until I started trying to learn guitar, taking guitar lessons, and writing my own songs that my entire perspective on music changed...

Guitabulary: Travis Style Picking

Okay, time to head out to the country. You don't become a true country guitar player without mastering Travis picking, where your thumb plays a steady rhythmic ...

Double Play – Double Stops

You can't really be bluesy without getting slurry and slide-y. That's where double-stops come in. They work great as chordal indicators, harmonized solos, turna...
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Blues Progressions: Sussy Strut

In this video guitar lesson, many of the core approaches to Blues Progressions will be laid out for you, so listen up and get ready to learn. In order to start ...

My Guitar Isn’t Loud Enough

By Charlie Doom Right now sound waves are crashing against your eardrum. The small bones of your inner ear -- the malleus, incus and stapes -- begin to buzz,...

Will All The Jazz Players Please Stand Up?

by Charlie Doom, Monastic Scribe of the Mojo Of all the musical styles, jazz is completely American – we invented it. Yet unlike blues and rock, jazz is rare...

Fire And Flow

From secret uses of the pentatonic scale to bluegrass, bebop blues, free jazz, and chord melody, Jimmy Herring — with a heaping helping of Southern hospitality ...

Ritchie Blackmore: Playing With Electricity

Proto-metalist Ritchie Blackmore, who bridged the gap between blues-drenched rockers of the '60s and the lightning-fingered shredders of today. His band, Deep P...

Duke Robillard: Beyond I-IV-V

A master of many blues styles, Duke Robillard garners particular acclaim for his jump and swing playing. When he recently performed at a San Francisco music fes...