Let's learn how to play "Ain't It A Shame" as recorded by Fats Domino on guitar. This song is a 12-bar blues in the key of B, but it has a few twists and turns in the chord progression making it a fun variation to add to your repertoire. Let's break it down!
In this lesson we are going to explore some guitar warm ups that use hammer-on and pull-off techniques. The goal with this type of exercise is to help you develop speed, dexterity, and strength.
As you all know I don't spend a lot of time doing exercises. In my own playing and here on the channel as well. Instead I like to focus on songs. I'll typically take songs and create exercises out of them. Then when I am done working on the exercise I get to make music with it. However, with that said I do have a few stretching exercises and some short things like this exercise today that I like to do to keep my chops up and keep improving.
Let's learn how to play "That's All Right" as recorded by Elvis Presley on guitar. This song was originally written by Arthur Crudup but we'll be referencing Elvis' version as we learn an alternating bass note strum pattern over the I,V, and V chords in the key of A. Let's break it down!
In this lesson we'll learn how to play "Jailhouse Rock" as recorded by Elvis Presley on guitar. This lesson is based off a 12-bar blues progression in the key of Eb. We'll start off with some chord hits and then we'll transition into a boogie woogie style blues bass line. I'll break it all down for you so you can get playing along with the original recording today.
In today's guitar lesson we'll learn how to play Honky Tonk by Billy Butler on guitar! This song is a great example of a 12-bar blues chord progression. This blues is in the key of F, but for our guitar part we are going to use a capo on the 1st fret, and play it in E. We'll take our standard 12-bar blues rhythm pattern and use some arpeggio picking to break up the notes and get a really great classic sound. Let's break it down!