Tag: Lessons

blues

Acoustic blues groove in E (advanced)

Sometimes I like creating things for this blog — other than an arrangement of someone else’s work. I have this idea in mind that there’s  both foundational and demonstrative guitar playing: Your foundational playing is the learning your favorite songs, or things that appeal to you. Obviously very […]

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton: Acoustic blues phrasing in the key of C

As you may know, I love Eric Clapton. His guitar style, both electric and acoustic, has resonated with me since I first picked up a guitar at age 13 (I’m 38 now). My friend is an avid collector of reissued guitars and amps. He’s a […]

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spanish guitar

Spanish guitar improvisation in A minor

Well, I guess this is not really a Spanish guitar “improvisation”, since I wrote it down and played it note for note. However, most of what we assume is off the cuff, are actually memorized guitar riffs that are so deeply ingrained and practiced, the guitarist […]

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Blues

Loose acoustic blues in the key of A

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis My first guitar teacher, Mike I desired to teach guitar from an […]

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