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Song Lessons

  • Acoustic: Directory of Acoustic song lessons.
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  • Blues: Directory of Blues song lessons.
    •       (Dave Celentano) Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby Dave will show you this iconic blues tune that’s played at many open jams! There are only three chords a classic boogie, shuffle rhythm and some riffing on the lower strings.
    •       (Tom Finch) All Your Love Tom will show you all the parts to this song from the blistering solo, to the call and response between the guitars and vocals. The tune begins and ends with a Latin/Cuban feel and breaks into a swing feel and a major key in the middle.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Baby Please Don't Go In this song tutorial, Henrik Linde will teach "Baby, Please Don't Go", as made famous by Muddy Waters. Henrik will open with a song introduction and a look at the gear and tone, then launch in with the main guitar lick that plays off the vocals. Next up is the short but sweet solo, then the rhythm guitar part that's underneath the solo. We'll do full and single guitar performances, then you'll take over in the jam along.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Back Door Man In this set of lessons, Henrik Linde will teach "Back Door Man", by Willie Dixon. Henrik will introduce the song and go over the gear and tones, then dive into the funky main electric riff. Next on the agenda is the slide guitar part, then we'll move on to the very cool solo. Henrik will give some advice on bends and vibrato before we do full performance and single guitar play alongs; we'll top it all off with a jam along.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Before You Accuse Me Before You Accuse me was written in 1958 by Elias McDaniel (also known as Bo Diddley). In this tutorial, we take a gander at an acoustic version of the song made famous by Eric Clapton, focusing on right hand fingering techniques, the middle and outro solos, the rhythm guitar parts, then lay it all down to a backing track.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Bo Diddley Henrik is going to show you how to play the classic song driven forward by it's classic beat, the Bo Diddley beat. It has just ones guitar, but it is an essential guitar part that has influenced countless of songs and is still being incorporated into modern day music.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Boom Boom In this blues song tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will be breaking down the song "Boom Boom", by John Lee Hooker. First we'll talk a bit about the gear and getting the darker, "muffled" tone, then we'll pick apart the main riff and talk about John Lee's unique right hand technique. There's a lot of "free" jamming and soloing in this song, and Anders will break all that down for you. To close, we'll do a full play along performance, and then mute the guitars to you can jam along on your own.
    •       (Jinx Jones) Bright Lights, Big City In this set of lessons, Jinx Jones will teach "Bright Lights, Big City", as made famous by Jimmy Reed. We'll look at the 12 bar blues progression after a song introduction and the gear and tone; then learn the song intro. The verse rhythm guitar comes next, and an alternate verse rhythm. We'll adapt the harmonica solo to guitar, then do full and single guitar performances and a jam along.
    •       (Tom Finch) Bring It On Home In this tutorial Tom will show you the guitar parts to this iconic blues tune. You’ll learn the swinging groove that forms the verses and the outro. The song is in the key of E and is 4/4 time with a quarter note of 110BPM.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Candy Man In this series of lessons, Henrik Linde will be teaching "Candy Man", by Roy Orbison. Henrik will introduce the song plus discuss the gear and tones, then dive into the intro unison lick. We'll then break down the rhythms and leads in the verses before we take on the solo section rhythm and guitar solo. We'll examine the last verse rhythm and leads and the outro lead; then we'll do a play along performance and a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Close To You Mike will show you all the elements of this barn burner from the boogie based rhythm work, to the Texas shuffle groove to the killer bluesy lead work.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) In this tutorial we'll be breaking down and playing through the classic Stevie Ray Vaughan song "Come On Baby (Let The Good Times Roll)". This song is a four and a half minute long goldmine of the Stevie Ray Vaughan vocabulary, and we'll break down every note he plays. I'm gonna walk you through his right hand rhythm technique and both of the rockin' solos. And since this song is very fast and challenging, I'll also play through both solos at a slower tempo, so you get a chance to pick up every little detail.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Crossfire In this series of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will take you note-by-note through "Crossfire", by Stevie Ray Vaughan. After introducing the song, Anders will look at the gear and tones then do a breakdown of the form and harmony. This song is mostly licks, fills, and soloing; Anders will teach you the licks in the intro, verse, chorus, bridge, and outro, and every phrase in the solo. We'll finish up with a play along performance, then you'll play with the "band".
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Death Letter Blues In this song tutorial, Anders Mouridsen is going to teach you "Death Letter Blues" , by Son House. After a song synopsis and looking at the tone and tuning, Anders will plunge into breaking the main intro riff. What's happening while playing the I chord is next, followed by the details of playing the IV and V chords. The Anders will show the whole 12 bar progression, and the ending of the song. Last, we'll do a play along performance.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Every Day I Have The Blues Mike will show you killer blues licks in BB's distinctive style, a swinging blues feel, and playing in call and response in the 12 bar blues form.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Ghetto Woman In this tutorial I'll be walking you through every note that is played on the song "Ghetto Woman", as made famous by the great B.B. King. There's so much great blues lead vocabulary in this song: a mellow and funky rhythm guitar part that uses delay and has a swampy feel, superb guitar tone, and of course lots of B.B.'s great soloing! So whether you're feeling the blues or not, this song will get you there.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Hoochie Coochie Man In this tutorial you'll learn how to play the classic blues song as made famous by the one and only Muddy Waters. This song is an absolute blues classic and it's been covered by pretty much any blues artist to ever walk this earth. It's also very much a part of the "standard" blues repertoire that every blues player is expected to know.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) I Ain't Drunk In this song tutorial we will look at the open minor tuning used by Albert Collins. We'll also show you how to combine the use of a capo with finger picking to get that dirty blues sound in the solo. We'll also explore the rhythm guitar techniques used, then put it all together in a play along, then a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) I Ain't Got You There are 2 lightly crunched electric guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 plays some double-stop laden riffs and a searing solo, while Guitar 2 is a rhythm guitar that holds it all down with some lower single note lines and power chords.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) I Ain't Superstitious In this tutorial Anders will teach you how to play the great song "I Ain't Superstitious" as made famous by Jeff Beck. This song is an absolute blues classic, and it's been performed and recorded by countless blues artists through the years. The version we'll be looking at today features some incredible and extremely unique guitar playing that combines some really creative use of delay effects with whammy bar, wah pedal tricks and some super expressive slide playing in standard tuning.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) I Can't Be Satisfied In this tutorial you'll learn how to play an iconic blues tune by a master. This song packed with great acoustic blues guitar playing. The are two guitars on this recording. One is the main slide guitar that interacts with the vocals throughout the whole song as well as a great strumming rhythm guitar that supports the groove throughout the whole song.
    •       (Tom Finch) I Can't Quit You Baby Tom will show you how the guitar weaves super tasty lines and occasional chords between and around the vocals to create an exciting and dynamic arrangement of a simple form!
    •       (Tom Finch) I Got The Blues In this tutorial Tom will show you the guitar parts to this iconic blues tune. You’ll learn the tasty call and response guitar parts for the intro, verse 1, verse 2, & verse 3. The song is in the key of A-flat and is in 12/8 with a quarter note of 75BPM. Let's get started!
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) I'm A Man In this blues tutorial, Anders Mouridsen is going to teach you the one-chord classic "I'm A Man", by Bo Diddley. Anders will tune you in to what makes a song like this tick, then how to get the tone. We'll look at how to tune your guitar to an open E tuning, where to place the capo, and how to play the repeating riff. Next up, Anders will teach the licks and soloing, followed by how to play the riff in standard tuning. We'll end things with a full performance play along, then a jam along where you take over.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Jingle Bell Blues Christopher will show you how to turn the old Christmas standard tune "Jingle Bells" into a swinging blues tune with a harmonized diad melody, some fun bluesy licks for a solo and a rocking rhythm guitar.
    •       (Tom Finch) Killing Floor Tom will show you both guitars in this iconic blues tune, including the verses and the solo.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Little Red Rooster In this tutorial Anders will show you "Little Red Rooster" with all the classic, authentic blues tone, licks and tricks using an open A tuning.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Love In Vain Anders will show this cover of the classic Robert Johnson blues tune. You'll learn the lonely acoustic that opens the song, the altered 12 bar form, the very moody electric slide guitar in the mix that adds a lot to the overall vibe and how to imitate the sound of the mandolin heard on the original recording. The guitar parts in this song are very loose and jammy, but at first we'll condense both the acoustic and electric parts into a more concise part that we can break down practice. Then after that I'll show you how to approach all the different variations that they use throughout the song, so that ultimately you can come up with your own interpretation of these parts. We'll also talk about how to get both your acoustic and electric tones just right, how to use a capo to change the key and much more. The song is in the key of Bb, and the song features a slow 12/8 and the quarter note equals XX bpm. So let's get started!
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Nobody Loves Me But My Mother In this tutorial Anders will show you a fun and authentic way to play this blues classic it on acoustic guitar.
    •       (Tom Finch) Riding With The King Tom will show you the 2 guitar parts in this blues tune. He covers all the sections: the intro riffing, the verses, the choruses, the bridge and the outro. And, of course, he covers the iconic bluesy solo licks of the two blues masters!
    •       (Tom Finch) Right Next Door Tom will show you all the parts to this great blues tune from the understated rhythm guitar parts of the verses and choruses to the soulful solos.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Rock Me Baby In this tutorial, Henrik Linde will teach "Rock Me Baby", as made famous by B.B. King. Henrik will discuss the song and look at the gear and tone, then teach the main lick that's played throughout the song. The killer solo is broken down in detail after that, then we're going to do a play along performance of the song. We'll finish up with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Rollin' & Tumblin' Anders teaches you how to play the classic blues song "Rollin' and Tumblin'" as made famous by Eric Clapton. This song is a crucial part of the historic foundation of blues music and it's been covered by almost every blues artist to ever walk this earth. The version we'll be exploring today is driven by an acoustic resonator slide guitar in an open G tuning.
    •       (Tom Finch) Rollin' Stone (Catfish Blues) Tome will show you all the parts to this great study in solo-blues playing where the thumb keeps a quarter note pulse while the higher strings play fills & riffs around the vocals.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Shake Your Money Maker Anders will show you all the great, fun guitar parts to this blues classic. You'll learn the swampy, swinging sounding opening boogie riff in open D, the iconic slide parts and how to put all these parts together!
    •       (Mike Olekshy) She Moves Me Mike will show you the mix of slide and basic fingerstyle bluesy licks and riffs in this blues song. The song is essentially a 12 bar form with a stomping groove with space between the vocal phrases for call & response parts by the guitar and harp.
    •       (Tom Finch) Sinner's Prayer Tom will show you all the tasty licks and fills that BB King plays in this slow burn blues tune.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Smokestack Lightning In this blues tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach you "Smokestack Lightning", by Howlin' Wolf. This is a one-chord blues based around a repeating riff, and after an overview of the song and talking about the gear and tones Anders will break down that main riff. Next up will be the supporting rhythmic line that's played along with the riff; then you'll learn some variations to the main riff. We'll cap it all off with a play along, then you take over in the jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) So Excited In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "So Excited", by B.B. King. First we'll introduce the song, then go over the gear and tones; then we'll plunge into the intro parts for both guitars. Next up is the verse riff for guitar 2, then we'll get into solos for guitar's 1 and 2. We'll examine the outro solo for guitar 1, then do full and single guitar performances and finish off with a jam along.
    •       (Tom Finch) Standing Around Crying Tom will show you both guitar parts in this old school, down & dirty grinding blues with a mixture of slide & basic blues riffs played by one of the iconic masters.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Statesboro Blues The Allman Brothers' live version of the song "Statesboro Blues" features some of the most legendary slide playing ever recorded...but you don't have to be a master slide player to learn something from this song! We'll go through the basic slide vocabulary in an open tuning, and if you are more experienced with slide playing (Or just a quick learner) you can catch all the hard wide jumps, fast runs and overall virtuosity that Duane Allman shows in Statesboro Blues.
    •       (Tom Finch) Steady Rollin' Man Tom will show you all the great acoustic blues parts in this song: the intro, verse 1, verse 2, verse 3 and the outro.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Steppin' Out Mike will show you how to play this tune that features one overdriven electric guitar playing killer licks in Clapton's distinctive style overtop the 12 bar blues form in a swinging blues groove.
    •       (Tony Lee) Still Got the Blues In this tutorial, Tony Lee will teach "Still Got the Blues", by Gary Moore. Tony will introduce the song then talk about gear and tone before launching into the clean rhythm parts: intro, chorus, verse, bridge, and the parts under the solos. Then it's on to the lead parts (guitar 2): the fills in the intro, verse, and bridge, then all the epic soloing. We'll conclude with a full performance, then do 2 jam alongs.
    •       (Tom Finch) Stop Breakin' Down Tom will show you all the parts to this great solo acoustic blues song: the intro, verse 1, variations on measures 11 & 12 and the ending.
    •       (Tom Finch) Sweet Home Chicago Tom will show you the basic rhythm guitar parts as well as short solos in the style of three great players: BB King, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
    •       (Caren Armstrong) Sweet Home Chicago (Made Easy) Caren will show you a made easy arrangement of this Robert Johnson classic based on a version by Eric Clapton. The 12 bar blues form is fundamental to the genre, and has been used repeatedly for countless songs.
    •       (Tom Finch) T­-Bone Shuffle Tom will show you all the parts to this classic blues tune: the intro, the melody, the sax solo comping and the verse comping.
    •       (Tom Finch) Telephone Blues Tom will show you the intro, verses, solo and outro to this classic blues tune. This is an excellent study in blues soloing and call and response phrasing with the vocals.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) The Seventh Son Anders will show how to play the blues as authentic as it gets! There's the simple, but effective slide guitar part repeating throughout the song as well as another rhythm guitar that plays a super cool and universally applicable rhythm part.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) The Sky Is Crying "The Sky Is Crying" is a widely-covered blues standard; in this tutorial we're going to take a look at Stevie Ray Vaughan's powerful version of the song. We'll break down some key elements in his playing style, take you through some tricky spots, and finally play through the whole song "note for note". Take anything you like from this blues classic and use it in your own playing!
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) The Thrill Is Gone In this tutorial you'll learn how to play the classic blues song "The Thrill Is Gone" as made famous by the one and only B.B. King. This song exemplifies the classic, moody minor blues and B.B.'s playing and singing on it is nothing short of legendary.
    •       (Tom Finch) Trouble No More Tom will show you the great blues guitar parts in this classic song: the intro, the verses, the harp solo accompaniment, and the ending.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Tuff Enuff In this series, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Tuff Enuff", by The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Mike will introduce the song and look at gear and tones, then break down the grooves in the intro and verse. Next are the chorus chords, groove, and licks and leads. We'll follow that with the solo section rhythm, followed by the three solos in the song. We'll end with full and single guitar performances, then you'll do a jam along.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Why I Sing the Blues In this set of 12 videos, Anders Mouridsen will teach you "Why I Sing the Blues", as made famous by B.B. King. After the gear and tones, Anders will detail the funky rhythms in this straight-ahead 12 bar blues. This tune is all about blues soloing, so Anders will follow with breaking down the five solos in the song, with the final solo in two parts. Finally you'll do a play along, then we'll mute the guitars so you can jam with the band.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) Willie the Wimp In this series of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you "Willie the Wimp", made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Anders will talk about the song as a whole then get into the tones; then it's on to the progression, riff, and lead-ins. The harmony rhythm guitar line is up next, then we're on to the first solo. We'll follow that with the outro solo, then do a play along; you'll take over and play the song by yourself in the jam along.
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