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Blues Tips & Tricks
Spicing Up Shuffle Rhythms
This lesson looks at a couple of ways to spice up shuffle rhythms.The first example uses a fairly simple off/on technique to accent the first beat of each bar.The second example...
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Jam - Blues Jam
A simple 12 bar blues jam to practice scales and riffs over. The chords above are what are used in the song and follow a typical 12 bar sequence. This time I've written it in...
SHUFFLE IN A
Here's a 12-bar up tempo shuffle rhythm. If you'd like to use the jam track to play along with select the "JAM" button [from above, right] and then SHUFFLE IN A) This...
Jam - Blues Shuffle
This is a simple blues shuffle to practice scales and leads with. This tune is available as a loop in the Guitar Tricks Jam Station. It's in the Blues Section and named "Blues...
Benoit Blues Jam
Now you have learned new blues licks by searching the enormous guitartricks database and you want to try them out. Here's your chance. I've made this clip and inserted a small...
Trick of the Week - February 15, 1999
I still haven't tuned my guitar back to normal after tuning it to A major last week. Here I'm using the bottleneck slide (which I rarely do) to play a standard "I IV V" blues ...
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Trick of the Week - December 14, 1998
I have been having a lot of fun listening to B.B King lately. His playing is so melodic, it sounds so good. "How does he do that?" I ask myself. He is using the same...
Trick of the Week - December 7, 1998
Here's a riff from Stevie Ray Vaughan that I learned about six weeks ago. I didn't think much of the riff at the time, but I play it every time I pick up the guitar these...
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Trick of the Week - November 30, 1998
Here's some more B.B. King style soloing. It is based on the fifth position of the extended pentatonic scale mixed in with the major pentatonic in the regular (first)...
Trick of the Week - November 23, 1998
Here's a trick from B.B. King. It is based on the fifth position of the extended pentatonic scale mixed in with the major pentatonic in the regular (first) position. ...
Trick of the Week - October 5, 1998
This is a nice easy trick. Stevie Ray Vaughan does this sort of trick quite often. In fact, SRV uses a lot of the same tricks that are on this site. Of course, it's not just what...