I wrote a new blues solo for the ‘shuffle backing‘ track in E major that is already available on my channel. In these bizarre times of the coronavirus pandemic, I hope you are all alright and can find strength in music. Let us all pull through these difficult times together. All the best, Maarten.
Category: Video Tab
In this blues guitar lesson , I demonstrate a cool technique that can make your blues licks more interesting.
In the image below, you can see a preview of this blues technique. The first staff shows a basic blues lick (in E) without the micro pull-off, while the second staff shows the technique added.
Today, I posted a series of 4 videos, all about how to play E7, the dominant E seventh chord.
The inspiration for this workshop arose after a student asked me about the E7 chord and how to play it on the guitar.
The videos have an ascending difficulty from the basic level (video 1, how to play E7) to intermediate (video 2, my favorite voicings) to advanced (video 3: funk comping on one chord). The 4th video is the backing track for video 3. PDF’s below the video.
Practice these voicings on the E7 funk backing track in the video or this E shuffle blues backing track in E:
Download this jam track (FREE)
Blues solo in the key of E, with some licks in the style of the great Josh Smith. Guitar tabs (Free pdf) and video below.
About the video
In this short clip I’ll play an (improvised) blues guitar solo on my Fender Stratocaster, in the style of Josh Smith – at least a very humble attempt to play some of his amazing licks and ideas 🙂 When I take some inspiration from another guitar player, I try not to copy the licks exactly, but to work them into my own guitar playing. This 12-bar guitar solo is played in E major. The solo is mostly played in E major pentatonic, E major blues, E minor blues. Have fun with this texas-blues-style video and tab!
- Guitar: 1994 Fender Stratocaster American Standard
- Amps: Fuchs Blackjack 21, Fractal AX8 Speakers: C
- Celestion Creamback 212
- Strings: Ernie Ball Slinky 0.10