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Rhythms & Riffs of Classic Blues (Part 1)

Here is Part 1 of the Rhythms & Riffs of Classic Electric Blues course. To help you navigate this section, the chapter time markers are shown below.

00:00 – Chapter 1 – “Heart Beat Like A Hammer”
27:21 – Chapter 2 – The Riffs
37:59 – Chapter 3 – Twelve Bar In “E”
51:43 – Chapter 4 – Boogie Pattern

Finished? Checkout Part 2 next.

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Rhythms & Riffs of Classic Blues (Part 3)

Here is Part 3 of the Rhythms & Riffs of Classic Electric Blues course. To help you navigate this section, the chapter time markers are shown below.

0:00:00 – Chapter 8 – “Born Under A Bad Sign” Scales
0:17:57 – Chapter 9 – Chorus Riffs
0:28:28 – Chapter 10 – Chromatic Chorus Movement Step #1
0:44:52 – Chapter 11 – Chromatic Chorus Movement Step #2
0:59:27 – Chapter 12 – Chromatic Chorus Movement Step #3
1:08:10 – Chapter 13 – Put It Together

Finished? Checkout Part 4 next.

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Rhythms & Riffs of Classic Blues (Part 5)

Here is Part 5 of the Rhythms & Riffs of Classic Electric Blues course. To help you navigate this section, the chapter time markers are shown below.

00:00 – Chapter 18 – Verse Section
16:54 – Chapter 19 – Pentatonic Major
31:25 – Chapter 20 – “All Shook Up”
48:27 – Chapter 21 – Shame Shame Shame (Conclusion)

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Using Drone Notes In Guitar Solos

If you’re looking for a way to add some extra character to some of your riffs or guitar solos, adding drone notes is an interesting option. There’s a lot that can be done in this area, but this lesson will get you started. Today we’re going to use Drop D tuning, which is identical to E standard tuning, with the exception that the lowest string (6th) is dropped a whole step to D.

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