Author: Sweeps

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…

How to read the Chart

If you are not familiar with chart reading here is how it works. Otherwise skip ahead. Each “bar” or “measure” is one box in the table. Bar 1 Bar 2 Bar 3 Bar 4 Bar 5 Bar 6 Bar 7…

Its a Baby!

The first sounds of my babies heartbeat at 12 weeks. Its pretty amazing to hear a life still being created. 😀 My lil’ girls heart beat.  

The Black Crowes – Appaloosa

Tuning: EADGBE (Standard) G To be struck by the arrow of weakness D/F# F On the guilded path to forgiveness C Csus2/B Am G To find my way home when the morning comes F C G C G To stay…

Songwriting – Part 3 – A Ballad – 6/8 “Given My Heart”

A Ballad – So Ive been writing a ballad for my girlfriend wife, Heather. Shes always been supportive and I wanted to push past my insecurities and write a tune inspired by her faith in me. I figured it would be…

Born to Run

Today is October 28th 2011 and the first major snow storm in the east. Just as most people, I doubted the weatherman and hit the road. I’d been in Carlstadt NJ for the week on business having to stay over…