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.
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.
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.
Baby, Scratch My Back
Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 plays the main riff and leads with a slightly overdriven tone drenched in tremolo for a swampy texture. Guitar 2 is a rhythm guitar that plays the progression throughout.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Bright Lights, Big City (Made Easy)
Caren will show you a made easy version of this classic Jimmy Reed 12 bar blues. in the key of A Major. If you've been studying the blues, you are likely familiar with the 12 bar song structure, if not, this is an opportunity to dig in to a genre that goes very deep while being based on variations on a simple harmonic theme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crawlin' King Snake
Tom will show you the guitar part in this blues classic. The guitar is a mixture of basic blues riffs that suggest a 12 bar blues form but never makes it to the V (five) chord and doesn't conform to a regular length form. This is clearly at the root of the blues style and tradition.
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".
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.
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.
Five Long Years
Dave will show you all the great licks in this classic blues tune. There's a variety of dynamics from slow and soulful all the way to high-octane intensity. There are a lot of classic techniques: string bending, major and minor pentatonic interplay, repeating licks, tasty call and respond between the guitar and vocals, and a classic Freddie King solo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 will show you both guitars in this iconic blues tune, including the verses and the solo.
Let Me Love You Baby
Dave will show you the great blues guitar parts in this uptempo tune that has a swing shuffle feel, a great solos and plenty of tasty guitar licks throughout.
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.
Little Red Rooster (Made Easy)
Caren will show you how to strum an easy guitar part along with this classic blues tune. She will show you the three chords required to play along with the tune. This is required material for just about any blues jam, and in this tutorial we'll learn an easy acoustic guitar part to strum along with the band!
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!
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Anders will teach you the iconic blues-rock song "Mary Had A Little Lamb", as made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is a really fun song, packed with classic SRV blues/rock vocabulary, and even though this song is somewhat short and concise, there's rhythm and lead material enough in it to last you a lifetime. This song is performed as a "power trio" meaning the guitar only has bass and drums backing it up, and it's the perfect exercise in seamless switching between rhythm and lead playing as well as strumming and single note picking.
Me And The Devil
Anders will show you how to play this tune in an authentic acoustic Delta blues style! It features some tricky right hand technique, but it's a skill that will be worth the time to learn.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rock Me Baby (Made Easy)
Mike will teach this tune with a beginner approach using a made easy acoustic guitar part to strum along with the band. The song uses a standard blues form. It features a 12 bar verse section that gets played over and over throughout the arrangement.
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.
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.
Shake Your Hips
Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean guitar that plays variations on a static bluesy riff in A. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that adds some lead fills throughout.
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!
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 will show you all the tasty licks and fills that BB King plays in this slow burn blues tune.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
T-Bone Shuffle (Made Easy)
Caren will show a simplified version of this classic old blues tune. Originally recorded in A-flat, this tutorial will teach the song by bumping it up a 1/2 step today for ease of playing. Whether you're jamming with our GT backing tracks, or with your friends, this one will get your toe tapping.
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.
That's How Strong My Love Is
Mike will show you the 1 clean electric guitar layer in this song. The tune opens with some dramatic accents that set the mood. Then the verse kicks in to a swinging 6/8 time R&B groove with the guitar outlining the progression with single notes and diads. The chorus ups the dynamic with the guitar strumming the chord progression. There's also a bridge section that builds the arrangement even further.
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.
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!
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.
The Thrill Is Gone (Made Easy)
Caren will show you how to play along with this B.B. King classic in a made easy tutorial. Originally recorded in the key of B Minor, today we'll simplify by playing in the key of Am, using a total of 4 chords.
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.
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.
Tom will show you all the parts to this classic blues tune: the intro, the melody, the sax solo comping and the verse comping.
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.
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.
You Don't Love Me
Mike will show you the single electric guitar part in this tune that digs into a bluesy riff and some syncopated rhythms. The tune starts off establishing a mean groove and a great unison riff played by the guitar and harmonica. The verse alternates between the main riff and strumming 9th chords under the vocals while following the 12 bar blues form. The harmonica takes the only solo in the tune, so this is a great opportunity to work on your blues rhythm playing. The tune ends off with a dramatic change in dynamic, ramping back up for a rather abrupt ending.