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Start Soloing (4/7) – More Riffs

In this series, we’re going to learn about creating solos. In part 1, we covered the progression for Ain’t No Sunshine that we’re working with. In part 2, we started working with two different scale patterns over the jam track. In part 3 we learned three very generic, usable riffs that you can twist in many, many different directions.

In this lesson, we’re going to add some more riffs to keep building our repertoire!

 

 

Start Soloing (3/7) – The Riffs

In this series, we’re going to learn about creating solos. In part 1, we covered the progression for Ain’t No Sunshine that we’re working with. In part 2, we started working with two different scale patterns over the jam track.

In this lesson, we’re going to learn three riffs which come out of the scales we’re working with, which we’ll begin to use as a basis for our improvising.

 

 

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.

Return to main course download page.

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.

Return to main course download page.

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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Turning Your Blues Riffs Into Chickin’ Pickin’

If you have already got a few blues riffs together, it will be easy to convert them into a chickin’ pickin’ style – all it takes is a little theory and knowing where your key notes are located on the fretboard.

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!

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