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Learn How to Play "Red House" by Jimi Hendrix

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 13, 2017 at 2:35 PM

One of the first songs recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Red House" has become one of the most popular blues tracks in history. In this new song lesson, you'll learn all of Jimi's groundbreaking, incendiary blues lines with over 45 minutes of video instruction as well as the guitar tab and audio backing track.

"Red House" G-Plus Song Lesson
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New Lesson: How to Play "Tin Pan Alley" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 8, 2017 at 2:52 PM

In "Tin Pan Alley"—arguably one of the greatest slow blues guitar performances of all time—Stevie Ray Vaughan exquisitely matches every ounce of pain, despair, and grit heard in the lyrics with his breathtaking phrasing. In our new G-Plus Song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch takes you step by step through each one of SRV's soulful lines.

"Tin Pan Alley" G-Plus Song Lesson
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Newly Edited Carlos Santana Guitar Tab

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 8, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Carlos Santana ranks among the most important guitarists in rock history, so if you're going to learn his songs, riffs, and solos, you want to make sure you're learning from the most accurate source available. We've just posted newly edited note-for-note guitar tabs for 19 of his greatest tracks.

Santana note-for-note guitar tab from the new Tab Anthology (Hal Leonard)

 

How to Play "Californication" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 8, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Released in 1999, Californication not only marked the return of guitarist John Frusciante to the Red Hot Chili Peppers but also went on to become the band's most successful album, having sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The title track, featured in this new song lesson, features an elegantly sparse main riff that is textbook Frusciante.

In this new lesson, instructor Doug Boduch teaches each and every riff and lick, accompanied by guitar tab and a full-band backing track.

"Californication" Red Hot Chili Peppers G-Plus Song Lesson
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Carl Culpepper Shows You How to Use the Diminished Scale to Spice Up Your Blues-Rock Soloing

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 31, 2017 at 11:39 AM

When you think of the diminished scale, you probably think of classical music, jazz improv, or highly suspenseful movie scenes. But this eight-note gem is also a very effective improvisational tool in a blues-rock or classic rock context, if you know how and when to apply it.

In his newest lesson, instructor Carl Culpepper teaches you the construction of the half-whole diminished scale, fingerings for it, and how to use it to give your blues-rock soloing that certain je ne sais quoi.

Diminished Scale in Blues-Rock Soloing
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New Solo Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 25, 2017 at 5:23 PM

With over 25 years of playing experience and a Master of Music degree, we are excited to welcome to our stable of guitar instructors the Australian acoustic guitarist Gabriel Andrews. A master of acoustic styles ranging from traditional solo blues to modern percussive techniques, Andrews wields an authentic and a lyrical voice on the instrument, and his teaching approach sits comfortably in the pocket of masterly yet easy to follow. His first four lessons for us focus on solo acoustic blues aimed primarily at the intermediate player looking to learn this time-honored style.

Solo Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons with Gabriel Andrews
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Learn "Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson in Our Newest Song Lesson

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 18, 2017 at 4:38 PM

One of the greatest guitar instrumentals of all time, Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" is an intensely challenging rite of passage for many rock guitarists, but one well worth the effort. In our newest G-Plus song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch walks you through all of EJ's trademark riffs and licks note by note, offering valuable advice on fingerings, picking instructions, and more throughout.

"Cliffs of Dover" G-Plus Song Lesson
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