Author: Sweeps

Another song “Changes”

Here is another song I wrote and recorded. Its mainly about getting older and watching your child become an adult. My friend played drums to my tracks and I thought it would be a demo for us to all learn…

Meeting Eric Clapton

  I was watching a video of Eric Clapton last night and it made me remember the time I met him. It was a thrill then and still is now 21 years later. I thought i might as well blog…

Holding on – Gary Moore

I was sitting here messing with itunes when this tune came on and I thought I would figure out the basics for a posting. Its a nice bluesy ballad with a solo in Am Pentatonic  or C major Pentatonic.  …

The Major Scale and Writing a Song with it!

The Major Scale – The Major Scale is a pattern of 7 notes repeating on the Octave, which is the first note again. To make the major scale use the pattern of WWHWWWH from any note. What that means is…

I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Chords)

I love you more than you’ll ever know” was written by Al Kooper in ’68. Its a great soulful bluesy song in C Minor. Here is the basic chord chart mapped out. Just read it left to right one row…

How to play the Blues Part 2 – Rhythm N’ Riffin’

One of the fun things about a 12 bar is how you can play riffs within the structure. In other words you dont have to just sturm chords. You can find them in dozens of songs from Led Zeppelin and…

LR Baggs Pickup

LR Baggs M1 Pickup           I just bought the LR Baggs M1 pickup for my martin D28 acoustic. Since the band wanted to do a few acoustic tunes i figured it was time to drop he…

Guitar Slides

Jim Dunlop Blues Bottle Slide The blues bottle slide is a replica of the old Coricidin medicine bottles used by Duane Allman back in the day. Its my favorite slide and has the best overall tone in my opinion. The…

How to play the Blues Part 1 – Basic Structure

  How to play the blues- In my first lesson I want to show you how the basic structure of a blues made so you can start playing along in no time! A 12 bar is simply that. Twelve bars or…