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Blues Rumba in Bb

Blues Rumba in Bb. Enjoy this original blues rumba groove with a bag of blues licks inspired by Matt Schofield, Eric Clapton, and others. 

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Pentatonic Blues Shifting Pattern
Pentatonic Blues Shifting Pattern

In the video, around 1:55 I play the above Bb minor pentatonic blues lick, with a shifting rhythmic pattern. This is inspired by Eric Clapton’s blues playing. High up the neck, Clapton often plays these interesting rhythmic subdivisions (hemiola’s), that can take a regular pentatonic lick to a whole new level. The pattern above consists of six notes and has a shifting hammer-on/pull-off triplet. This blues lick not just works in rumba blues but in various styles of blues playing. 

Listen to the example below (isolated lead guitar from the video):

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5 Creative Bending Techniques

Here’s my latest, electric guitar lesson where I teach you 5 creative bending techniques for melodic rock soloing:

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In this lesson, I teach you 5 guitar bending techniques: pre-bending, bending and (right hand) tapping, playing bends on top of bends, unison bends and (my favorite) bend-release-bend patterns. Especially for this electric lesson, I wrote an 8-bar guitar solo, which has al the techniques in it. I hope these guitar bending tricks help your string bending practice!

Country Solo in A major

Lighthearted Country Solo & Instrumental in A major. A bit of Rockabilly twang and Country Western Swing influence too! The guitar is my lake placid Fender Vintera Telecaster. Enjoy!

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Country Turnaround Lick

At the end of the B-section, I play this ‘bouncy’, country guitar lick on the turnaround (from the E chord back to the A). In pink, you can see how the melody of this country solo moves from the E  (12th fret on the e-string) to the A (5th fret on the e-string). Listen to the example below:

Blues Lesson #10 – Groove & Lick Lesson in E

Blues guitar lesson #10, where I show you how to play an easy blues groove in E, with different E minor blues licks on top! Recommended playing level: intermediate. Download the free lesson guide (PDF) here (includes all tabs & diagrams):

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’m proud to present to you my 10th blues lick guitar lesson. In this video, I’ll teach you how to play an easy blues groove in E, with different E minor blues licks on top! We’ll start from a basic (open E chord) groove and add different types of licks with hammer-ons, pull-offs, blues bends and hybrid picking.