Author: Sweeps

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…

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…