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Artist Spotlight: Van Morrison

Van Morrison has written some very popular songs over the years, and there are some interesting things we can learn from his playing. If you’d like to add a little Van Morrison flavor into your playing, this is the lesson for you.

Artist Spotlight: Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy was one of the greats who in turn influenced many of our modern musicians. See if you can learn a thing or two from Buddy’s style that you can incorporate into your own!

Artist Spotlight: BB King

One of the grand masters of blues guitar, BB King has been responsible for developing a wealth of solo blues techniques that have influenced some of the greatest players. In this lesson, we will take a look at a selection of his signature licks, which will be a must for any aspiring blues guitarist.

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Artist Spotlight: Bob Dylan (Level 1)

In this artist spotlight lesson, we will be looking at one of Bob Dylan’s most famous songs, ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’. There are only four open chords required, but in order to get this song down, it’s vital to get the right feel for your strumming.

There’s also a Level 3 spotlight on Bob Dylan as well.

Artist Spotlight: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Alright you blues players – grab your guitars, plug ’em in, and crank your amp up LOUD!

In this 40 minute spotlight on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s playing styles you’ll not only learn some licks, but you’ll learn some of what made his sound unique.

This lesson is in Eb, so you really ought to tune everything down a half step if you want to play along.

This lesson should definitely give you something to chew on… let us know in the comments below!