Guitar Lessons

Thumb Fun

If you're an acoustic player, Chet Atkins is one of the godheads. In this beefy 10-part audio guitar lesson, get into the legend's style of using the thumb to k...

Become a Blues Legend in 4 Easy Steps

by Charlie Doom Is your only purpose in life to play the blues, but nobody wants to listen?  Did you sell your soul to the devil in exchange for legendary gu...

Acoustic Blues Handbook

Every guitar player experiences a major turning point early on in their education. After the requisite, and often times, frustrating period of getting comfortab...

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...