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Watch the Focus On: British Blues online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Focus On: British Blues

Hi I'm Jeff McErlain and welcome to Focus In On British Blues. Many of today's top guitar players owe a great debt of gratitude to some of the classic British blues giants like Eric Clapton, Jimmy page, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, and more. In this course were going to focus in on the essential techniques and elements that define British blues guitar. Not only will we look at guitar techniques, I'll also talk about what makes the classic British blues guitar sound. This guitar sound is basically a Les Paul and a Marshall amplifier, the blueprint of the modern guitar sound that many of us still consider the Holy Grail of tone. I have broken up this course into four sections. The first section will give you an overview of the history of British blues and the main players, also looking at the gear and how to dial in your amp and guitar for just the right sound. In the second section we'll look at essential soloing techniques like bends, vibrato, licks, and phrases that are characteristic to the genre. In the third section I'll show you the essential rhythm guitar moves, grooves, and chord voicings of British blues. And finally, in the fourth section we'll put them all together into four performance studies where we'll combine all the techniques we discussed in the earlier sections. So let's fire up that guitar and get to it!