august 2016

An in-depth look at a modern guitar master’s take on rock, blues, and soul.

Chops: Intermediate
Theory: Beginner
Lesson Overview:
• Investigate old-school soul rhythms pioneered by the likes of Curtis Mayfield.
• Learn how to craft melodic phrases on a single string.
• Understand how to effectively choose notes that outline the changes.

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