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Levi Clay

Levi Clay is a London-based guitar player, teacher, and transcriber. His unique approach to learning keeps him in constant demand from students the world over, and his expertise as a transcriber has introduced his work to a whole new audience. For more information, check out leviclaycom.

ARTICLES

Beyond Blues: 10 Twang Tips for “Workin’ Man Blues”

August 13, 2016
Inject your blues with a healthy dose of twang.
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Beyond Blues: 8 Essential Turnarounds

July 9, 2016
To navigate the last four measures of a 12-bar blues in style, you need a sophisticated ear and a solid knowledge of chord tones.
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Beyond Blues: Mike Bloomfield’s Manic Magic

May 14, 2016
The Chicago-born guitarist wasn’t afraid to go searching for those missing notes. In Levi Clay’s latest lesson he breaks down how one of the most influential guitarists of the ’60s combined blues, rock, and jazz.
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Beyond Blues: Soulful Rhythms

April 16, 2016
Modern soul master Derek Trucks draws inspiration from old-time gospel and jazz to create impressively melodic rhythm parts.
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Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

March 5, 2016
Supercharge your solos with the potent fretboard approach used by legendary players like Robben Ford.
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Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

February 6, 2016
Learn a few secrets about how the king of Texas boogie-rock combines attitude with soul.
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Beyond Blues: How to Use Guide Tones

December 26, 2015
Not all notes are created equal. With a few well-placed targets, your solos can stand out.
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Beyond Blues: Matt Schofield’s Sophisticated Solos

November 28, 2015
Uncovering the soloing secrets used by one of modern blues’ masters.
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Beyond Blues: 10 Ways to Resolve Your Tension

October 31, 2015
What’s tension without resolution? Once you can hear the target note, then the rest falls into place.
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Beyond Blues: Texas Rhythm 101

September 26, 2015
A quick look at the essential elements of this slammin’ Lone Star sound.
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Beyond Blues: Scott Henderson

August 22, 2015
Escape the tyranny of vanilla blues scales with some tricks from one of jazz-fusion’s most influential players.
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Beyond Blues: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach

July 25, 2015
Break out your dirtiest fuzz box for a look at how a guitarist from Ohio brought the hill-country stomp to the masses.
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Beyond Blues: Warren Haynes’ Southern-Fried Blues-Rock

June 27, 2015
Few guitarists are able to combine soul with a healthy amount of down-home rock like the Gov’t Mule frontman.
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Deep Blues: Riding with B.B. King

May 23, 2015
Take a closer look at some of the signature techniques of the late blues master.
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Beyond Blues: Eric Johnson vs. Joe Bonamassa

April 25, 2015
Decode the warp-speed blues-rock licks of two modern masters.
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Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

March 21, 2015
Learn how to solo effortlessly using the CAGED system.
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Beyond Blues: Slip-Slidin’ Bends

February 14, 2015
Emulate the soulful sounds of Derek Trucks and other slide masters—without using a slide.
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Digging Deeper: Transcribing Rhythms

January 3, 2015
Reading and understanding basic rhythms is easier than you think.
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Twang 101: 6 Essential Pedal-Steel Bends

November 8, 2014
These finger-twisting licks are guaranteed to raise your twang factor.
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Twang 101: 8 Essential Double-Stop Licks

August 30, 2014
Here’s a handful of snappy licks that will help get you through your next gig.
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