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B.B. King – Until Im Dead and Cold – Lesson

So I finally tabbed out the intro. I know the song is in 12/8 but it was easier to tab 4/4. I just couldnt get it right GuitarPro. Its still has the basic feel and you should listen to the song for guidance. Until Im Dead and Cold – BB KING   Downloadable PDF   My […]

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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.   Holding On  Album- Bad For You Baby-Gary Moore- Chords – F C G G#Dim7 Am […]

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Gary Moore – Someday Baby Guitar Tab

Chicago blues with a four leaf clover treatment! In this lesson I break down the opening solo from “SOMEDAY BABY” off the album “Bad For You Baby”.

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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 Whole step (W) such as from C to D and Half Step (H) such as […]

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Beginners Lessons

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 the Rolling Stones to metal.Lets pick a riff in E. Here is a simple riff […]

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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 measures repeated over and over for as long as you wish the song to be. […]

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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 Bar 8 Bar 9 Bar 10 Bar 11 Bar 12 You can count the beats […]

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The Modes

I am trying to relearn the 7 modes since I originally memorized the shapes and not the degrees. Below are the modes in major and minor groups. The actual order is: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian. Since this is mainly a blues based site I am not going to dig deep into them. […]

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The modes

January 12th, 2006 I am trying to relearn the 7 modes since I originally memorized the shapes and not the degrees. Below are the modes in major and minor groups. The actual order is: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian. Major Modes in Key of CIonian: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 […]