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May 2014

Articles by Jeff McErlain

20 Best Moments of Crossroads 2013

April 15, 2013
Highlights from both nights of Crossroads, with videos
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues, Pt. 2

November 5, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the key elements of Jeff Beck’s unique style. • Learn how to use rhythmic motifs to create interesting phrases. • Create
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues - The Early Years

September 5, 2012
Understand the fundamental elements of Jeff Beck’s style.
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Beyond Blues: Roots Rock Primer

February 10, 2012
A few Americana-influenced blues licks that you will be able to get under your fingers quickly and use on the next Tuesday night blues jam.
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Beyond Blues: Stealin' from the Steel

November 15, 2011
I love the pedal steel, but I am entirely too lazy to sit down behind one and learn all those crazy tunings.
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Beyond Blues: British Blues

September 20, 2011
The Brit school is a bit more of a mix of major and minor blues scales, as opposed to the straight minor blues sound that’s associated with Texas blues.
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Beyond Blues: The Bends

July 19, 2011
Bending strings is one of the coolest guitar techniques, and when it comes to playing blues, bends are essential.
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Beyond Blues: The Composite Blues Scale

May 17, 2011
As we know, a standard blues progression is made up of three dominant-7th chords—the I, IV, and V. This month, we’re going to look at some cool ways to
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