I started creating youtube lessons for fun back in 2006, which has helped me build a reputation among youtube guitar teachers.
I have a background in jazz, so I am well versed in jazz theory and chord/scale relationships and harmony.
I play in a couple of local bands, and I'm a bit of a gear nerd, who has more guitar gear than he really needs! Other interests include marathon running and fly fishing.
Teaching guitar and music is something I love to do, and I work hard at providing students with the best learning experience possible. Playing the guitar is FUN, and I always try to get that across.
Lesson #5: Stretching The Blues - 12-Bar Blues Solo
In this lesson, we are taking the concepts I've taught in this series, and string it all together for a 12 bar blues solo.
Thanks for your interest and support for the last 5 weeks!
Lesson #4: Stretching The Blues - The Major 2nd
In this lesson, I'm adding the Major Second to the Minor Pentatonic. With that note, we now have 9 notes to work, counting the other notes from lessons #1, #2 and #3. We could play some cool chromatic moves now, such as going from B to E, chromatically.
However, in this lesson, you will see a different idea. I take that Major 2nd note (B) and use it to create an E Minor Triad. That triad, together with D Major Triad and A Major Triad sounds great over both the I chord and the IV chord. As always, you can add the b7 and b3 to that A major triad to further "bluesify" it!
Lesson #3: Stretching the Blues - The Flat Five
In this lesson, we are adding the b5 (Flat Five) to the Minor Pentatonic. Now we have some very interesting note choices, and the lick taught in this lesson makes use of all what we've learned so far in the previous two lessons.
Lesson #2: Stretching The Blues - Adding Major 6th to Minor Pentatonic
In this lesson, I'm adding the Major 6th to the Minor Pentatonic. Sweet sound!
I am using a Line 6 POD HD500 for the tone, with an added overdrive pedal called "KOi".
Thanks for your support!
Lesson #1: Stretching The Blues - Adding Major 3rd to Minor Pentatonic
When you are playing lead guitar, adding the Major 3rd to the Minor Pentatonic is a cool thing to do. It works great over Dominant 7 Chords, and it gives you more options to work with. Instead of having only 5 notes (from the Pentatonic), you now have 6 notes to work with.
This lesson assumes you are already somewhat familiar with the Minor Pentatonic Scale.
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