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Deep Blues

Learn all about turnarounds, fills, rhythm playing, leads and more from some of the best blues instructors around.

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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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John Lee Hooker

Deep Blues: Born to Boogie

September 17, 2016
Thanks to John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons, and other heavyweights, the swinging style of barrelhouse pianists has become a cornerstone of rock and blues guitar. Here’s a look at the most essential boogie-woogie patterns and how to use them.
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B.B. King

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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Greg Koch

Deep Blues: The Triple Lindy

January 10, 2015
The King of Gristle serves up a generous portion of bluesy nuggets.
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Deep Blues: Wayne Bennett's Blues Haiku

Deep Blues: Wayne Bennett's Blues Haiku

February 26, 2013
One of Duane Allman''s biggest influences was Wayne Bennett. Check out this lesson on Bennett''s style and cop some cool licks for a medium-tempo shuffle.
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Deep Blues: Quartal Blues

Deep Blues: Quartal Blues

November 14, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn the principles of quartal harmony. • Play three- and four-note quartal voicings. • Construct quartal harmony based on the Dorian mode.
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Deep Blues: Robben Ford, Part 2

Deep Blues: Robben Ford, Part 2

October 3, 2012
Explore Ford-style chord voicings and turnarounds.
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Deep Blues: Modal Blues

Deep Blues: Modal Blues

February 25, 2011
How to utilize the modes of the major scale to enhance your soloing.
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Interview: Luther Dickinson - Keys to the Kingdom

Interview: Luther Dickinson - Keys to the Kingdom

February 9, 2011
North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson discusses writing and recording the newly-released Keys to the Kingdom, his newfound volume knob tricks, the gear he uses with both groups, and how Ry Cooder helped him break through as a songwriter.
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