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November issue is here!

Articles by Dennis McCumber

Deep Blues: 8-Bar Blues

September 28, 2011
This is a popular blues form that is never really talked about.
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Deep Blues: Funky Blues Rhythms

August 31, 2011
In this lesson, we will look at a few different ways to add some funk to your rhythm parts.
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Deep Blues: Turnarounds of the Masters

August 9, 2011
Several turnaround phrases in the style of Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Ronnie Earl.
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Deep Blues: Old Blues, New Chords

June 20, 2011
Instead of using dominant chords throughout the progression, we will add a diminished seventh chord as well as some minor seventh chords. Let’s get started.
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Deep Blues: Albert King - Bendin' the Blues

May 24, 2011
Learn how to add quarter-step bends to blues phrases and create blues licks in the style of Albert King
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Deep Blues: The Thrill Isn’t Gone—Comping Over a Minor Blues

May 3, 2011
In this month’s column we’re going to spice up the minor blues by adding some extensions to our chords.
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Deep Blues: Blues on the Move - Transitional Blues Licks

April 5, 2011
A look at a few blues licks that use the modes to transition from one chord the next.
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Deep Blues: Modal Blues

February 25, 2011
How to utilize the modes of the major scale to enhance your soloing.
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Deep Blues: Pentatonic Passing Tones

January 26, 2011
Spice up the minor pentatonic scale by adding some cool passing tones
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Deep Blues: Target Tones - Tighten Up Your Blues Comping

December 31, 2010
Rhythmic styles based in horn and piano parts of Albert King and James Brown tunes.
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