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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Eight: Double Stops

We're taking a look at a concept that will add something new to your lead playing: double stops.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Seven: Left Hand Technique – Legato

In Lesson Six we talked about using our 12 bar blue pattern and integrating some picked notes from the Minor Pentatonic scale. Now that we’re familiar with some of the notes we can use, it’s time to look at some fretting hand techniques we can start to apply to enhance the notes we are playing.
Essential Blues Pt. 6: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Six: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

In Lesson Five we discussed the Minor Pentatonic Scale in it’s first shape. This scale will be used to start forming our lead guitar lines.
Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 5: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Five: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Now that you’ve got your 12 bar rhythms nailed and you’ve started to learn about turnarounds, the next step is to start to integrate the idea of some lead guitar into what we do.
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Music Theory for Beginners 5: Key signatures, relative majors and relative minors

An introduction to the relative majors and minors—the key to songwriting and improvising.
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Three: Chord Extensions

In the third part of his essential guide to the blues, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge gets a shuffle…
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Music Theory for Beginners 4: Introduction to blues scales

Get acquainted with the minor and major blues scales: how to identify the ‘blue notes,’ how they are linked to the pentatonic scales, and simple box patterns.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Two: The Shuffle

In the second part of our exclusive new tuition series, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge adds some rhythm to the 12-bar blues format that we learned last time…
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Music Theory for Beginners 3: Introduction to pentatonic scales

Learn all about major and minor pentatonic scales: how to identify their notes, how to play them, and easy ‘box patterns’ to remember.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part One: The 12-Bar Blues

In this first lesson in our exclusive new tuition series, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge explains the classic 12-bar blues and shows you how you can take three chords and get your blues playing kick started…
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