Technique

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 14: The minor pentatonic scale – Shapes 4 & 5

We round-up our year-long exploration of the basics of blue by finishing off the five basic shapes of the pentatonic scale.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 13: The minor pentatonic scale – Shape 3

Continuing our look at the essential tools for the budding blues guitarist, here we take a deep dive into another shape of the humble minor pentatonic.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 12: Combining rhythm with basic licks

The latest part of our essential guide to blues guitars sees us start to put it all together, as we combine rhythm with the basic lead lines we’ve learned so far.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 11: Combining rhythm with basic licks

Our Essential Blues Lessons are heating up! Here, we look at ways to combine what we’ve been learning so far into the basis for our own licks.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 8: 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 7: 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 10: Left Hand Techniques – String Bending

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

Learn To Play… Stevie Ray Vaughan Right-hand Technique

In our final SRV based tuition video from Your Guitar Academy, Dan Holton talks you through Stevie Ray's right-hand technique.

Guitar Technique for Beginners 2: Left-hand techniques

Dress up your playing style with hammer-ons, slides, bends and other fundamental fretboard techniques.

Guitar Technique for Beginners 1: Hands, fingers and strengthening exercises

Finger exercises, the ‘right’ ways to grasp a guitar neck, and other basic techniques new players shouldn’t gloss over.
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