Watson was a pivotal influence on Frank Zappa, Etta James, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.

Chops: Intermediate
Theory: Beginner
Lesson Overview:
• Learn essential blues licks.
• Combine open position and higher positions.
• Focus on the subtleties of bends and accents. Click here to download a printable PDF of this lesson's notation.
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Colorful note groupings can bend the ear of the listener—and spark creativity in your own playing.

Chops: Intermediate
Theory: Intermediate
Lesson Overview:
• Understand mini-scales and how to fit them into your soloing.
• Work on moving up and down the neck fluidly.
• Create your own characteristic mini-scales. Click here to download a printable PDF of this lesson's notation.

We all hit the wall occasionally when it comes to our musical vocabulary. You feel like you’re always playing the same ideas over everything. Our topic today is designed to give you a boost of creativity and help you break out of that rut, using what we’re going to call “mini-scales.”

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