In this video we are going to break down how to play "Help The Poor" as recorded by B.B. King and Eric Clapton on guitar from their 2000 studio album release Riding With The King.
This song is a funky blues in the key of Dm and has a 16-bar chord progression and then a bridge. We are going to go through it 8 bars at a time so when you are done with this lesson you'll have everything you need to go and play this guitar part right along with the original recording.
Let's break down how to play the Locomotion on guitar. For this lesson we are going to use a capo on the 3rd fret and I'm going to break down all the sections and chords for you so you can get playing this song on your guitar today.
Let's learn how to play "Magic Bus" on guitar as recorded by the Who from the Live At Leeds album. This song is in the key of A and this lesson is based off this version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmfQQC1bsf4
I'll break down the main rhythm guitar pattern as well as an epic bluesy lead part that comes in about 3:50 sec. Let's dive in!
Let's dive into part two of how to play in Mississippi John Hurt's unique delta country blues style. This style of playing creates a full band like sound with the thumb covering what I call "backing," and then the other fingers are free to play different rhythms and melodies against it.
This is an excellent style to use to play behind a singer, and should be something every singer-songwriter should add to their playing style. Let's break it down! Check out part 1 here: https://youtu.be/_deODlABqB8
In this video I'll break down how to play "Shop Around" on guitar as recorded by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. For this guitar lesson we are going to learn all the sections of the song and use to classic Motown sounding rhythm guitar chords. Make sure you're tuned up and let's break it down!
Today is song #14 in the Abbey Road Series and it's how to play "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles on guitar!
If this is the first video you have seen in this series, I am posting a brand new song lesson each week on how to play every single song from the Beatles album Abbey Road!
This song is part of a 16-minute medley of eight short songs that flow beautifully to the end of Abbey Road. "Golden Slumbers" is only a minute and 30 seconds long and starts off with a piano intro that I arranged for guitar. I'll break it all down for you in today's featured lesson.
In today's video I'm going to show you some a blues lick in the key of E that comes straight from "Good Morning Little School Girl" as recorded by Muddy Waters on guitar.
This is an old blues standard that was originally written by Sonny Boy Williamson. In the version recorded by Muddy Waters the chord progression and form of the song follow a 19-bar blues pattern. This is one of the blues phrases that Muddy plays as a turnaround. Let's break it down!
In today's featured video I'm going to show you how to play "Good Morning Little School Girl" as recorded by Muddy Waters on guitar.
This is an old blues standard that was originally written by Sonny Boy Williamson. In the version recorded by Muddy Waters the chord progression and form of the song follow a 19-bar blues pattern.
There are many examples inside my Essential Blues Guitar System program that will really help you in understanding and building a solid foundation with the 12-bar blues chord progression.
From there when you really start to dive deep into the repertoire of the blues greats you will find that the 12-bar blues progression is just the beginning.
So in today's video I'll show you how Muddy Waters puts his own spin on this blues classic from his 1964 studio album release "Folk Singer" Let's jump in!
Let's learn how to play Tired Of Being Alone on guitar as recorded by Al Green. Is this lesson we'll learn some classic moveable R&B guitar chords shapes and a descending chord progression. Make sure you are in tune and let's dive in!
Unlock Mississippi John Hurt's unique delta country blues style in today's featured lesson on how to play "Coffee Blues" on guitar.
Similar to Merle Travis, Hurt would use an alternating thumb pattern with his fingerpicking hand to create a driving rhythmic sound underneath his vocals. This style of playing creates a full band like sound with the thumb handling what I call "backing" and then the other fingers can play different rhythms and melodies against it.
This is an excellent style to use to play behind a singer, and should be something every singer-songwriter should add to their playing style.
I'll break down this picking style and song note-for-note in today's video.