Creative Slash Chords for Pop Guitar Slash Chords to break your creative rut! Feeling tired of the same old open chords? Bored of the sound of barre chords? In this lesson you will learn secrets to unlock a new tonal potential in your rhythm playing, and your band mates will be forever thankful for your…Read more
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Walking bass lesson 3 – 12 Bar Blues In part three of our walking bass series, we are looking at the final changes for the 12 bar blues. In Lesson 2, we continued to build patterns for the common chord progressions we see in blues. So far we have patterns for each chord change in the…Read more
Learn a Walking Bassline Part Two: Dominant Chords Learning a walking bassline on a Dominant progression In Lesson 1, we looked at four patterns for playing over the most common chord progression in blues, the I to IV (i.e. C7 to F7). Another common chord progression is not a progression at all, but is instead multiple…Read more
Since purchasing Joseph’s Book 1 of the Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar, I’ve gained a much deeper understanding of the options available to me when playing the blues. He writes clearly and methodically, giving just enough information on each topic so that I can confidently integrate new techniques and expand my playing knowledge.
The book provides alternative approaches to each method to drive home the idea that you the player should experiment and find what works best in different situations based on your preference. Clear explanations of different chord voicings and rhythm options have really opened up the palette of sounds to choose from, and I look forward to continuing the series.