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Free blues guitar lessons from Texas Blues Alley.

Free Lesson Friday Texas Blues Alley

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Free blues guitar lessons from Texas Blues Alley.

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    What EXACTLY Are You Working On *RIGHT NOW*?

    What EXACTLY Are You Working On *RIGHT NOW*?

    Effort is like water. If you don’t channel it, it spreads out an loses all its power. In my time off camera, I’ve not always been very disciplined in channeling my creativity into a single project at a time and the results are months of accomplishing very little. I’m guessing that the same might be true for you guitar studying as well.

    • 15 min
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    Those HUGE Sounding SRV E-Form Chord Licks

    Those HUGE Sounding SRV E-Form Chord Licks

    What do you get when you split up an E-Form chord into several parts, add some heavy raking, some muting, and SRV’s legendary heavy attack? You get the chorded lick I’m going to teach you in this lesson.

    • 21 min
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    Johnny Winter Habits: Repeating Licks

    Johnny Winter Habits: Repeating Licks

    This lesson is all about repetition. While researching the solo for Johnny’s Influence: Texas Hustle I discovered many instances where he played the same lick multiple times in a row. In this lesson I’ll show you a few examples of how repeating a lick multiple times can add some flavor to your solos.

    • 9 min
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    Johnny Winter Habits: Box 1

    Johnny Winter Habits: Box 1

    This lesson is based on my new course Johnny’s Influence: Texas Hustle and in it I’ll teach you a few things I discovered about Johnny’s playing - specifically in the Box 1 shape. These are not difficult or complicated things, but they contribute to the signature sound of his playing in a big way.

    • 10 min
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    I’ve Played “Wham!” Wrong For 20 Years

    I’ve Played “Wham!” Wrong For 20 Years

    There’s a chord change right in the opening bars of “Wham!” by Lonnie Mack that I (somehow) didn’t catch until this week. In this lesson I’ll teach you the main rhythm for the song and show you a couple different ways to play the ending, including some differences between SRV’s cover and Lonnie’s original.

    • 16 min
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    The Best Blues Turnaround I’ve Ever Learned

    The Best Blues Turnaround I’ve Ever Learned

    While working on a new course this week I stumbled onto a blues turnaround variation that I had never picked up on before. And that discovery led me to another turnaround variation which I’ll teach you in this lesson. Unlike most of the turnarounds I’ve used, this one uses three different strings instead of just two.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Krytenoid ,

Best "how to" you'll find

Tried many, few rise to the top. This one puts everyone else below him. Nice work Anthony.

Xombie trim ,

Amazing

I've been a huge SRV fan from the first time I've heard him like many. Well before that I really never cared about soloing and he opened my world. Well after trying to learn from tablature for a while I gave up. Now years later I find this and it's been amazing

misterbunch2012 ,

excellent instruction!!!

I have improved my guitar licks within the first 5 minutes of these podcasts..the instructions are clear,the sound is great,and anthony is a great teacher..do yourself a favor and watch these podcasts..they will not dissapoint!..For intermediate players looking to improve their lead guitar playing these episodes are a must watch!!! 5 stars all the way!!!!

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