Tag: Blues

Best guitar albums of 2018

2018 was another fantastic year for guitar music, with hot new acts and returning veterans all bringing their A game.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 10: Left Hand Techniques – String...

Master one of the most fundamental aspects of blues guitar in this lesson.

Epiphone unveils the Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit

A stunning limited-edition model based on the bluesman’s custom Gibson ES-355.

Gibson unveils the BB King Lucille 2019

Dressed up in high-end appointments, this semi-hollow is fit for royalty.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Nine: The Minor Pentatonic Scale –...

A deep dive into the second shape of the minor pentatonic scale.

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.

Ariel Posen returns with second single ‘Things That I’ve Said’

‘Things That I’ve Said’ follows on from Ariel Posen’s debut single ‘Fade’ from his forthcoming debut album.

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 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 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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