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Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Dan Smith is a guitarist, lap-steel player, teacher, and general hired gun from Manchester, England. With a knack for breaking down licks, tricks, and nuances, Dan knows how to quickly get students sounding like authentic players. Visit for more information.


Western Swing

Journey Out West: A Western Swing Primer

September 8, 2018
Since the early days of Bob Wills swinging away in Texas dance halls, this genre has combined elements of blues, jazz, country, and more. Here’s how to nail its timeless sound.
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Rhythm Rules

Rhythm Rules: 8 Ways to Navigate a 12-Bar Blues

February 17, 2018
These inventive riffs might make your next blues jam a bit more exciting.
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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr.’s Modern Mojo

December 16, 2017
Get inside the techniques of a modern blues master and add some fire to your solos.
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Deep Blues

Deep Blues: Double-Stoppin’ Jive

April 22, 2017
Learn how to turn your riffs and solos from blasé to burning with a few well-placed double-stop licks.
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